It is with great pleasure that Sealy Independent School District announces Dr. Bryan Hallmark from Georgetown ISD as its lone finalist for superintendent. The search process which began in February had intense interest. Over 80 initial applications were evaluated by the board of trustees following the March 11th application deadline. After evaluations and interviews which concluded Friday, April 3rd, 2020, the SISD Board of Trustees voted unanimously 7-0 to name Dr. Hallmark and begin the mandatory 21-day waiting period before a formal contract can be reached and approved. view article arw

SWEETWATER, Texas (News Release) — At a special called meeting on April 2, the Sweetwater  Independent School District (SISD) school board named Dr. Drew Howard the lone finalist for the position of superintendent of schools.  Dr. Howard has served in education for 15 years. During this time, he has served students as an elementary and secondary principal,  superintendent, and most recently as the senior director of school governance for the Texas Education Agency.  He earned his degree, Doctor of Educational Administration and Policy Studies, from Tarleton State University.   (03) view article arw

Breckenridge Independent School District announced Bryan Allen as the lone finalist for the vacant superintendent position on Wednesday, April 1. The BISD board of trustees gathered via video/teleconference to announce the new superintendent.  Allen has served as the superintendent of Merkel for the past five years and will begin the 2020-2021 school year as the superintendent of Breckenridge ISD.  While the superintendent was announced on April 1, the contract will not be issued until Thursday, April 23. There is a 21 day waiting period from the date that the board names lone finalist.   (2) view article arw

The Board of Education for Smyer Independent School District proudly announces Mr. Chris Wade as the Lone Finalist for Superintendent of Schools. This action was taken at a special called board meeting on March 30, 2020. A state-mandated 21-day waiting period is required before Mr. Wade can be officially hired as Superintendent.  Mr. Wade currently is the Superintendent of Ralls ISD and has served in that capacity since 2012.  Prior to that position, he served as assistant principal and principal for 8 years in the Ralls ISD system.  Previously Mr. Wade served in Olton ISD and in Smyer ISD as a teacher and coach.  He served in these Districts from 2000-2004.   (2) read more arw

PERRYTON, Texas (KVII) — The Perryton Independent School District had a special meeting Wednesday morning where it voted to name James Mireles as the new superintendent.  The board voted 6-0 to hire Mireles as superintendent with board member Richard Beyea unable to attend.  Mireles was principal at Perryton High School from August 2015 to May 2017. He was most recently superintendent of Texhoma ISD.   (2) view article arw

WACO, Texas — Waco Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Susan Kincannon announced Tuesday that the principal of G.W. Carver Middle School died early Tuesday morning after contracting COVID-19.“We are very saddened by this news and want to express our love and let the family know that we will be thinking and praying about them in the days to come," Kincannon said in a message sent to parents and staff. "I want our students and families to know that we will be providing counseling support as needed from our staff and our student support team. We will be sending out some information regarding these services as soon as we can.” view article arw

HOUSTON — Texas’ largest school district continues to adjust to the COVID-19 closure.  It's one that will last another month, at least.  “Everyone is just trying to get adjusted to this new normal,” said Grenita Lathan, HISD interim superintendent.  Lathan spoke about the new distance between the district’s 200,000 students and their teachers. view article arw

The Weatherford ISD board of trustees is currently working to interview and screen candidates for the position of superintendent following Jeffrey Hanks’ announcement of his retirement last month. Rod Townsend has been hired as the interim superintendent until a new superintendent is selected by the board.  Applications were accepted through March 20, and all candidates have been reviewed by the board. The board has narrowed the search and will be conducting first round interviews this week. These interviews are closed to the public and will be held in closed session. The board is not allowed to disclose the names of the applicants or the candidates to be interviewed pursuant to state law and board policy.  view article arw

Southside ISD announced Monday a lone finalist for its next Superintendent of Schools. According to a press statement, Rolando Ramirez, was announced as the lone finalist to be the next Superintendent of Schools at Southside ISD. Ramirez currently is the superintendent for Valley View Independent School District in Pharr, Texas. During his tenure as superintendent, Valley View ISD won the H-E-B Award of Excellence for Education in 2016 and the school was named Texas Schools to Watch in 2018. On top of that, two campuses with Valley View ISD won the National Blue Ribbon Award in 2019. view article arw

UNIVERSAL CITY, Texas - Randolph Field ISD has found its new superintendent. According to the district, the Board of Trustees approved Dr. Brian Holt to be named for the position Monday.  Dr. Holt has more than two decades of experience in education from pre-kindergarten through university. He was last a superintendent for Booker ISD from 2016 until now. He has worked in Texas since 1998 and received his doctorate from Tarleton State in 2013.  The district also said Dr. Holt's wife is a United States Navy Veteran, pursuing a degree as a licensed professional counselor. view article arw

WHEREAS, School board members are elected to sit in trust for their diverse communities, and in that capacity are charged with meeting the community's expectations for the public education, health and safety of their children;  WHEREAS, The Superintendent of Schools is responsible for providing leadership & management with high standards for the education, health and safety of all students, and does what is required to ensure these responsibilities at all times; view article arw

At a special meeting held Friday, March 27, by the Bangs Independent School District Board of Trustees, Dr. Joshua Martin was officially hired as the next Superintendent of Bangs ISD. Dr. Martin is replacing retiring Superintendent Tony Truelove. Bangs ISD will host a ‘Meet and Greet’ at a later date in order to give the community an opportunity to welcome Dr. Martin and his family to Bangs. view article arw

Dr. Joshua Martin, lone finalist to become the new superintendent for the Bangs Independent School District was officially hired during a special meeting of the board of trustees March 27. Martin was named as the lone finalist for the position in early March.  Bangs ISD will host a ‘Meet and Greet’ at a later date in order to give the community an opportunity to welcome Martin and his family to Bangs.   (30) view article arw

Celina, TX. The Celina School Board of Trustees voted unanimously to name Dr. Tom Maglisceau, as the lone finalist for the position of Superintendent of Schools for the Celina Independent School District during the CISD Board of Trustees meeting Monday evening. In accordance with state law, Dr. Maglisceau must complete the required 21-day waiting period before the contract is made official.  The search for a new superintendent began in December after current CISD Superintendent Mr. Rick DeMasters formally submitted his resignation to retire effective December 2020.  In his letter to the faculty and staff he stated, “The opportunity to come to Celina ISD was the greatest blessing and I cannot think of a better place to end my public-school career. I am so thankful to the Celina community for being so very generous and supportive of not only our school district, but myself as well.”   (30) view article arw

PECOS, Tx. (KOSA) -- Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD has a new interim superintendent.  The school district announced on Thursday that Ms. Wendi Russell has been named to the position.  According to the district, the move came when now-former interim superintendent Clark Boyd submitted his resignation on Wednesday morning.  Boyd was named as interim superintendent in February after Dr. Jose A. Cervantes was placed on administrative leave.   (31) view article arw

NACOGDOCHES, Texas (News Release) - Nacogdoches ISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved Thursday the hire of Dr. Gabriel A. Trujillo as the district’s new superintendent. Trujillo is expected to begin work full-time with NISD on April 6.  Thursday’s board meeting was held in an online format because of ongoing concerns related to COVID-19 (coronavirus).  NISD trustees named Trujillo lone finalist for the position of superintendent during a special meeting held March 4. Texas law required the NISD board to wait at least 21 days before formally approving a contract.   (27) view article arw

Interviews ended quickly last week when Princeton Independent School District trustees decided to promote Assistant Superintendent Donald McIntyre to the top post.  Trustees had set up Tuesday and Thursday last week, March 17 and 19, to interview candidates for the superintendent’s job, but named McIntyre as the lone finalist after the first night of interviews. view article arw

As of today, Dallas County is under a Shelter in Place by order of Judge Clay Jenkins. We strongly advise you and your family to stay at home as much as possible.  Remember, during this time, CHISD is still offering grab and go meals for young people 18 and under. Starting today, Cedar Hill ISD is distributing lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. During that time, the District will provide the following day’s breakfast. view article arw

Even with the indefinite closure of schools, Dallas ISD continues its commitment to provide the best educational opportunities for all students.  Students will begin at-home learning on Monday, March 23. We want to make sure that all parents and students have all the information and resources available to succeed through this transition.  We spoke about at-home learning with Shannon Trejo, deputy chief of Dallas ISD's Teaching and Learning department, and with Jack Kelanic, Dallas ISD chief technology officer. view article arw

Wortham ISD has a new Superintendent, Melissa Bosley.    Mrs. Bosley has worked in education for 27 years, and proudly professes, “Kids are my passion and at the center of all our decisions. To me, there is nothing better. “    After graduating from Mexia ISD in 1988 she continued her education while attending Baylor University for her Bachelor of Arts in English, and her Masters of Arts in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from University of Texas San Antonio.     She began teaching in Corsicana ISD before moving to Red Oak ISD and Northside ISD in San Antonio. view article arw

Alba-Golden school trustees hired Texas Association of School Boards to lead the search for a superintendent.  The board heard presentations from TASB representative Joe Dan Lee and from Arrow Education’s Russell Marshall. The cost for the search will be $5,500 all inclusive.  “I want you to know I am your lead consultant representative and I am the one you will be in contact with during the process,” Lee said. “Your satisfaction is guaranteed. If for some reason the superintendent left in two years we will come back and do a search for free. We have never had that happen, but I want it out there in case we make a mistake and it’s the wrong person and it doesn’t work out.” view article arw

Ector ISD in Fannin County has announced Jennifer Morris as the Lone Finalist for the Superintendent of Ector ISD.  Jennifer is currently the Elementary Principal at Ector ISD.   (19)

Brownwood school board members unanimously voted Monday night to nominate Dr. Joe Young for the Superintendent of the Year Award with the Texas Association of School Boards.  “Dr. Young’s been part of Brownwood ISD for five years now, and he’s led us to new heights, in our opinion,” school board president Michael Cloy said. “I think he’s done some things for Brownwood ISD that were long overdue.”  Cloy said Young has a tremendous ability to rally support and be a motivator for teachers. view article arw

The College Station school board is expected to name Mike Martindale as the district’s new superintendent during a school board meeting Tuesday.  Martindale was named the interim superintendent in January following the resignation of former superintendent Clark Ealy. Martindale, who has served as the district’s chief financial officer and deputy superintendent since 2016, was named the lone finalist for the job last month.   (17) view article arw

Obituary: Max Treadwell

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MAX TIMOTHY TREADWELL was born April 19, 1929 in Jacksonville, Texas to H. T. and Marjorie Powell Treadwell and died peacefully in his sleep March 11, 2020. read more arw

The Bastrop school board last month unanimously voted to extend Superintendent Barry Edward's contract to 2023.  Edwards salary will remain $225,750 but it shall be increased by the same percentage as teachers when the annual budget is adopted in summer, as per the employment contract he signed Feb. 27.  "The board unanimously voted to extend the superintendent's contract because he has demonstrated the leadership, passion and relationship-building that we need to make Bastrop ISD a destination district of excellence," school board President Ashley Mutschink told the Advertiser. view article arw

Garland ISD Board Trustee Linda Griffin recently presented a resolution recognizing GISD Superintendent Ricardo López for his accomplishments and induction as Texas Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (TALAS) president.  López has served GISD staff, students, families and community members since 2018. He is committed to the district’s goal of ensuring all students graduate prepared for college, career and life by increasing student performance measures, post-secondary readiness, graduation rates and decreasing student management incidences, as stated in the resolution. view article arw

The Weatherford school district board recently named Rod Townsend as the interim superintendent.  Townsend replaces Jeffrey Hanks, who recently announced his retirement after nine years with the district. Hanks’ retirement was officially set for June 30, but he is leaving early thanks to unused vacation time. view article arw

One of San Antonio’s highest academic achieving school districts has a new leader. At a Saturday morning meeting, Randolph Field Independent School District’s board of trustees named Brian Holt, the current superintendent of Booker ISD, as the lone finalist to succeed former district leader Lance Johnson.  Randolph Field ISD is one of San Antonio’s three military school districts. It has three schools and served 1,467 students last school year. view article arw

The Weatherford ISD Board of Trustees selected Mr. Rod Townsend to serve as the interim superintendent while they undergo a search for a permanent candidate to replace Dr. Jeffrey Hanks who recently announced his retirement. view article arw

Austin ISD began advertising last week a request for proposals, or RFP, for an executive search firm to conduct the district’s pending superintendent search.  According to a March 2 update posted to the district’s website, the process to secure a search firm will take about six to eight weeks, and an overall timeline about the superintendent search will be more clear once a firm is hired.  The RFP listing, posted online March 3, shows that submissions from interested search firms are due March 24 at 2 p.m. The district will then create a shortlist of search firms and presentations April 4, and a finalist could be approved at a special board meeting April 20. view article arw

Shepherd ISD board trustee Michael Courvelle outside of the district administration building on Monday. Michael Stravato for The Texas Tribune  SHEPHERD — It was a gloomy, wet Monday night in East Texas and Mike Courvelle was furious.  This was despite the fact that he appeared to have gotten good news: Texas was not going to wrest power from him or the other six elected school board members in tiny Shepherd Independent School District.  At least not yet.   (10) view article arw

Dr. Veronica Vijil, Fabens Independent School District Superintendent, has spent her career listening to people to see how she can positively impact their lives. On Sunday, March 8, 2020, it was her turn to hear from those whose lives she’s impacted. Vijil was recently named Distinguished Educator of the Year by the College of Education at Sam Houston State University. This is the highest honor that the university can bestow upon its alumni. view article arw

GOLIAD – Goliad has named a lone finalist for superintendent choosing a candidate working west of Houston in the Royal school district.   The Goliad board selected  Dr. Stacy Ackley to replace retired Superintendent Dave Plymale.  This decision took time as the school board their selection back in November when they agreed to have  the Texas Association of School Boards Executive Search Services assist in the search. view article arw

Anyone interested in leading the embattled Marlin Independent School District has about a month to submit an application to the district’s superintendent search firm.  The Marlin ISD Board of Managers agreed Friday to establish an April 10 deadline for all superintendent applications after meeting with its search firm, Education Solutions and Services, which is based in the Panhandle.  The goal is to have a new superintendent in place by June 1, although that date is flexible, said Letha Hopkins, an associate with Education Solutions and Services. view article arw