EL PASO, Texas (KFOX14/CBS4) — There are some big questions about the future of one of El Paso's largest school districts. The Socorro Independent School District board meeting will meet Wednesday to discuss the superintendent's contract. The Socorro ISD board is meeting to name a replacement for Paul Garcia who resigned from the board in April. The superintendent's contract is on the agenda during a closed-door meeting leading to questions about his future. view article arw

At a Special Board Meeting on April 27, the Lamar CISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved Dr. Roosevelt Nivens as the next superintendent for the district, effective June 1. “Lamar CISD is known across the state for excellence and I’m honored to lead the district as the next superintendent,” said Dr. Nivens. “I’m proud to join a community that values quality education for all students and I look forward to working collaboratively to build on the district’s success.” view article arw

Fountainhead Education has assisted the board of trustees in Ricardo ISD in their superintendent search.  On May 4, 2021 the board named Mrs. Gina Garza from Jim Hogg County ISD as their lone finalist.  Mrs. Garza currently serves as the Director of Curriculum and Instruction for the district.   read more arw

Millsap ISD has found it's next superintendent after Edie Martin signed her contract Monday evening. Martin previously served as the MISD assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction, and was named lone finalist for the position on April 5. Martin says she has "big shoes to fill" in stepping into the role left by Deann Lee, who joined Millsap ISD in August, 2016. "Believe it or not, this is year 32 for me, and I would not and could not leave if I didn't know my babies were taken care of," Lee said. "Mrs. Martin and I have worked together for quite awhile and she is beyond ready. "Each person serves during their time for a purpose, and those before me started Millsap on this path to a premier educational organization — I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that Millsap is right there and Mrs. Martin will undoubtedly take us the rest of the way." view article arw

Tomball ISD Superintendent Martha Salazar-Zamora has been elected to represent Texas on the governing board of AASA, The Superintendents Association, according to an April 29 release from the district. Salazar-Zamora, who has served as superintendent since 2017, will serve with the AASA from July 1-June 30, 2024, according to the release. The AASA "advocates for equitable access to high-quality public education for all kids and supports and develops school leaders," per the release. According to the website of the AASA, the association advocates for public education and district leadership on Capitol Hill. view article arw

During a nearly hourlong address Monday at Cove High’s Lea Ledger Auditorium, Copperas Cove Independent School District Superintendent Joe Burns gave an update on the happenings of the district during the 2020-2021 school year. Many of the points Burns emphasized fell under the teaching and learning theme, including the district beginning to offer training for all pre-K, kindergarten and first grade teachers in the science of reading. “Many of you will probably ask, ‘Well, why is that important? Teachers have teaching certificates, wouldn’t they already know that?’” Burns said. “I’d share with you that more than half of all people entering the education field now are entering that field under alternative certification requirements, and they may not have had that very sound instruction in teaching reading, even at the early elementary grade levels.”    (04) view article arw

Spring Hill ISD is one step closer to having a permanent new leader. Interim Superintendent and former Assistant Superintendent Penny Fleet was named the lone finalist for the position at a Friday board meeting. “Her years of experience and her knowledge from serving at every level of education will prove to be a valuable asset in leading the district,” board President Mark White said in a statement. “Upon being named interim superintendent, she provided strong leadership and stability at a time when the district needed it.” view article arw

Birdville ISD has named Gayle Stinson, current Lake Dallas ISD superintendent of schools, as the lone finalist to the same position at its school district. The hiring will become official following a state-required 21-day waiting period. As a former student and teacher at Lake Dallas ISD, Stinson rejoined the district as superintendent in 2007. In her time as district leader, she has steered its focus to provide high-level educational opportunities and extracurricular activities while maintaining a small-school, community-focused atmosphere. Providing students with skills necessary to advance in college and the workforce has remained a consistent priority, with the district transitioning its elementary schools to leadership academies and offering a fire academy at Lake Dallas High School.    (28) view article arw

Millsap ISD has found it's next superintendent after Edie Martin signed her contract Monday evening. Martin previously served as the MISD assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction, and was named lone finalist for the position on April 5. Martin says she has "big shoes to fill" in stepping into the role left by Deann Lee, who joined Millsap ISD in August, 2016. "Believe it or not, this is year 32 for me, and I would not and could not leave if I didn't know my babies were taken care of," Lee said. "Mrs. Martin and I have worked together for quite awhile and she is beyond ready.    (03) view article arw

With Superintendent Charles Dupre’s tenure coming to an end in Fort Bend ISD, the district’s board of trustees is continuing its work to name a replacement as quickly and seamlessly as possible. At Monday’s Fort Bend ISD board meeting, board members heard from search firm Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates and its progress in the search. The board also looked at the proposed timeline for hiring a new superintendent. Dupre has been the district’s superintendent since 2013.  The timeline for Dupre’s departure has his official resignation date as Aug. 31 but his last day with the district is June 10. Deputy Superintendent Diana Sayavedra will serve as acting superintendent in Dupre’s absence. In her role, Sayavedra will take over the administrative leadership while the search for a superintendent continues. view article arw

At a special called Board meeting on Tuesday, April 27, the BISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved the selection of Dr. Gayle Stinson as the lone finalist for the superintendent of schools. She will replace Dr. Darrell G. Brown who is retiring at the end of the 2020-21 school year.    (29) view article arw

On Tuesday, Fort Bend ISD announced the next steps in its search for a new superintendent. According to the district, Superintendent Charles Dupre's tenure will end Aug. 31, and last day at work with FBISD is slated for June 10. The timeline approved by FBISD's board of trustees shows that a lone finalist for the position will be announced the week of June 21. Deputy Superintendent Diana Sayavedra will serve as acting superintendent from June 11 until the new superintendent is in place, which is expected to be in August. Sayavedra has also previously served as the Chief Academic Officer in FBISD. Before that, she served as the Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction in Pflugerville ISD. Sayavedra has also served as the principal of Elkins High School and Sugar Land Middle School in FBISD. view article arw

Marshall ISD teachers, staff and community members on Monday welcomed newly hired Superintendent Richele Langley, following an unanimous vote from district trustees to offer her a contract. Langley, who signed a three-year, $210,000 contract with Marshall ISD on Monday, was joined by her family members as she met and reconnected with a room full of Marshall ISD well wishers following the vote. Langley is set to begin at her new post on May 3. Langley said as a life-long Maverick, she is excited to begin.  “I am passionate about Marshall ISD,” she said Monday. “My dad started school here in 1939 and my three sisters and I all graduated from Marshall High School. My two children graduated from Marshall ISD as well. Marshall ISD is near and dear to my heart. I am committed to helping Marshall ISD — they’ve already seen great success in recent years — but just to continue that trajectory, really focusing on academics of course and our athletics program, fine arts program and our career education programs.”Langley said she wants to make Marshall ISD the district of choice in East Texas.    (27) view article arw

MARSHALL, Texas (KTAL/KSHV) –On Monday, Marshall Texas Independent School District has hired a Marshall High School alumni to serve as its 24th Superintendent of Schools. In a short special-called meeting, the Marshall ISD Board of Trustees handed the keys to Dr. Richele Langley. Langley will succeed Dr. Glenn Hambrick who has served as interim superintendent since February, following the January departure of previous superintendent, Dr. Jerry Gibson, who left the Marshall ISD to serve as superintendent of Galveston ISD.    (28) view article arw

The New Braunfels ISD board of trustees selected the lone finalist for the next superintendent, Cade Smith, Monday night in a unanimous decision. Smith is the superintendent of Brock ISD, a district of less than 2,000 students about 40 miles west of Fort Worth. New Braunfels ISD’s enrollment for the 2019-2020 school year was more than 9,500 students. “It’s just a phenomenal school district,” Smith, who has been at Brock for the last three years, told the Herald-Zeitung while standing alongside his family. “It’s a great opportunity for the family and to serve the community like this.” The board voted 7-0 on the lone finalist during a special board meeting Monday after months of selecting a search firm, vetting applications and conducting interviews. view article arw

The School Board would like to announce Greg Brown as our lone finalist for the superintendent position. Go Stangs!    (21) view article arw

The Walnut Bend ISD Board of Trustees met in Special Session on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 to name a “Lone Finalist” for the vacant position of Superintendent. The Board voted unanimously to name Mr. Ken Kemp as the “Lone Finalist”. There is a twenty- one-day waiting period before Mr. Kemp can be officially named as Superintendent of Walnut Bend ISD. read more arw

LAREDO, Tex. (KGNS) - A search that took months has now come to an end as United ISD makes the final decision in the naming of a new superintendent. KGNS spoke to the chosen candidate David Gonzalez about what he hopes to accomplish as superintendent. For more than 20 years, Gonzalez has been a familiar face at both school districts. To some he was their English teacher, to others their principal, and currently he’s the district’s associate superintendent for instruction and curriculum at UISD.    (21) view article arw

It has been two months since I signed a contract making official my selection as superintendent of Midland ISD. While that was a tangible agreement made of paper and ink, more importantly, on that day, I agreed to a social contract to do my best to serve the children and community of Midland. In my first 30 days, I have worked hard to uphold that promise.  Almost immediately, my family was welcomed with the love and hospitality only West Texas is capable of. Everywhere I went, students, staff and community members embraced me and the hope that comes with new leadership. However, I am but one piece of the puzzle in our journey to improving outcomes for our scholars. Real change can only be accomplished if each one of us makes a commitment to change our mindset and actions. view article arw

The United Independent School District selected its next superintendent late Monday night at a special called meeting. To replace the retiring Roberto “Bobby” J. Santos, UISD announced that David Gonzalez is the finalist to replace the longtime district leader. He is expected to be officially hired next month during a public meeting, according to a previous timeline set out by board president Ramiro Veliz III.    (20) view article arw

The search for the new New Braunfels ISD superintendent has ended with the board of trustees’ announcement April 19 that Cade Smith is the lone finalist for the position. JG Consulting conducted the search on behalf of the district with more than 50 applicants considered. view article arw

At the end of a regular scheduled School Board meeting on Thursday, Plainview Superintendent H.T. Sanchez announced that Brown is the lone finalist for the superintendent position for Claude ISD.  After the meeting as Brown sat with The Herald, he described his departure as bittersweet. view article arw

Moran ISD Names Lone Finalist

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Moran ISD Trustees selected and named Dr. John Denson the Lone Finalist for the position of Superintendent of Schools for the district.  - April 14, 2021    (16) read more arw

The Dripping Springs Independent School District Board of Trustees has named Dr. Holly Morris-Kuentz as the lone finalist in its search for a new superintendent. The announcement was made during a special called meeting held on April 13, 2021. The school board enlisted the services of JG Consulting to conduct a nationwide search for the district’s next superintendent. The road to selecting a finalist has been an extensive process that began in January and included gathering input from district staff and the community to develop a leadership profile. The search included consideration of 50 applicants and a comprehensive candidate interview process of the top applicants. view article arw

DRIPPING SPRINGS — In early May, the Dripping Springs ISD Board of Trustees will officially vote for the next superintendent. The board named Dr. Holly Morris-Kuentz as the lone finalist in the superintendent search. The announcement was made during a special called meeting April 13. Pending approval, Morris-Kuentz will begin her tenure as superintendent in May. Morris-Kuentz and her husband, John, a middle school teacher, are the parents of Timothy, Mikaela and Samuel. Her educational background consists of a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Texas at San Antonio, a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Houston Baptist University and a doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy from the University of Texas at Austin. view article arw

MIDLAND, Texas — MISD Superintendent Ramsey will be hosting her first Stakeholder Meeting on April 14 at 5:30 p.m. This will be the first of many community stakeholder events. This is meant to address and talk about Midland ISD's strengths and challenges. "The third goal of my entry plan is to establish public trust and confidence through open, honest communication and positive relationships among stakeholder groups," Ramsey said. view article arw

Sonora ISD Names Lone Finalist

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On April 12, 2021, the Sonora Independent School District Board of Trustees selected and named Michael Kissire as the Lone Finalist for the position of Superintendent of Schools for the District. By law the Board may not hire the new Superintendent for at least 21 days following the public notice that was given by the Board’s motion.    (15) view article arw

The Midlothian Independent School District unanimously named Dr. JoAnn Fey as the Superintendent of Schools Lone Finalist during a special meeting today. With this announcement, this begins the 21-day waiting period that is required by state law before a Superintendent can sign a contract and begin working.    (12) view article arw

The student leaders – some of EPISD’s best and brightest minds hailing from every high school in the District – worked all school year long on two topics: Social & Emotional and Energy & Environment. Their goal is to provide trustees with innovative and student-centric initiatives that can improve instruction and operations throughout the District. The students in the Social & Emotional Learning addressed counseling and college readiness implementation. The Energy & Environment student group and offered potential programs that would allow students and counselors to better addressed recycling efforts. view article arw

LAREDO, TX. (KGNS) -The UISD Board of Trustees announces its three candidates who will move forward to the second round of interviews for the superintendent position. On Tuesday afternoon, the board came together for a special meeting to narrow down the list of candidates, which was at six. We are told that all six applicants are highly qualified individuals who work locally and out-of-town. The district has said that the candidates have decades of superintendent or central administration experience. view article arw

With over 20 years of experience in the education field, Dr. Null became Superintendent of CISD in June 2018. Under Dr. Null’s leadership, CISD has continued to receive the highest rating from Texas Smart Schools for high academic achievement and cost-effective operations. In addition to his role as Superintendent, Dr. Null serves on numerous educational and civic boards and committees, including Junior Achievement Board of Southeast Texas, Montgomery County Public Health District Board, Conroe/Lake Conroe Area Chamber of Commerce, The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce, Greater Conroe Economic Development Council, Education for Tomorrow Alliance, and Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Montgomery County. view article arw

Granger parents and citizens interested in their local school have a chance to meet its new leader Wednesday night. On April 14, Granger ISD will have a special called public meeting from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. However, the session is more of a meet-and-greet to allow the community to get to know Superintendent Jeni Neatherlin. “I am fired up to be a Lion and wear the purple and gold with pride,” said Neatherlin in February. “We have a lot to look forward to in Granger ISD.”    (14) view article arw

The Monte Alto Independent School District Board of Trustees announced Isaac Rodriguez as the district’s next superintendent. Rogriguez was selected as the sole finalist for the position out of a pool of more than 20 applicants in March and welcomed to the district last week. Rosie Cobarrubias, the former superintendent, retired earlier this year.    (14) view article arw

Milsap ISD Lone Finalist

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Millsap ISD is thrilled to announce that Edie Martin is the Lone Finalist for Superintendent!  She is currently Millsap ISD's Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction.  She will begin July 1 upon the retirement of current Superintendent, Deann Lee. read more arw

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Texas -- At an April 6 special meeting, the New Caney ISD board of trustees named Matt Calvert its superintendent. Calvert has served the district as interim superintendent since November. Previously he served as deputy superintendent and executive director of finance.    (13) view article arw