Central ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire Justin Risner, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum/ Special Programs Director of Central ISD, as the district’s new superintendent for Central ISD. Details and updates will appear on our search page. read more arw

Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire O’Hanlon, Demerath & Castillo to conduct a search for a new superintendent. Details and updates will appear on our search page as things progress. read more arw

Brownsville ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire Rene Gutierrez, Superintendent of Edinburg ISD, as the district’s new superintendent for Brownsville ISD. Details and updates will appear on our search page. read more arw

Academy ISD Board of Trustees has chosen William "Billy" Harlan, Chief Administrative Officer of Corsicana ISD, as Lone Finalist for Academy ISD Superintendent of Schools. Details and updates will continue to appear on our search page as things progress.  read more arw

Preparing this summer for a new school year, the Irving Independent School District has its first Latina Superintendent -- Magda Hernandez. Meanwhile, an African American man was named school board president by the rest of the district trustees.  The board president, A.D. Jenkins, talked about the new superintendent Wednesday on KHVN radio's Community Forum program.  "She's home grown. She's been in the district for at last 26 years. So she's seen the changes over the years," Jenkins said. "We've had several superintendents within the past several years, so our kids need commitment and we need stability." view article arw

Dripping Springs ISD Superintendent Dr. Bruce Gearing has been named Superintendent of the Year, for Region 13, in the 2019 Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) Superintendent of the Year (SOTY) program.  The regional awardees will interview with a state selection committee on Aug. 23-24, and five state finalists then will be selected. The Texas Superintendent of the Year will be announced Sept. 21 at the 2019 Texas Association of School Administrators/TASB Convention in Dallas. view article arw

The Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD School Board approved two firms to assist them in the search for a new Superintendent. During a Board meeting held July 1, 2019, the Board decided to direct O’Hanlon, Demerath & Castillo, the school district’s legal counsel, to work in conjunction with Waterford School Services, Inc., a Superintendent search firm, to start the search for Dr. Daniel King’s successor. Dr. King recently announced his plans to retire after 12 years at the helm of the school district. view article arw

The search for a superintendent for Brownsboro Independent School District continues as 47 applications were received before the June 28 deadline. Now the board will review each of the applications before selecting top candidates for interviews. The school board met with district attorney John Hardy Jr. in a closed session during a called meeting on Monday, July 1 to review the process of hiring a superintendent to replace Dr. Tommy Hunter. view article arw

Condolences and praise from all over Texas continued on Tuesday for Grand Prairie ISD Superintendent Dr. Susan Simpson Hull, who died from injuries in a motorcycle accident while on vacation in Arizona.  Hull, 60, of Midlothian, crashed on Sunday afternoon near Twin Arrows, Arizona, and died Monday from her injuries in the wreck, according to officials with the Arizona Department of Public Safety. Twin Arrows is about 25 miles east of Flagstaff, Arizona. view article arw

Manor Superintendent Royce Avery on Wednesday night announced his upcoming departure from the district, moments after the school board emerged from a closed door meeting to decide whether to extend his contract.  Avery said he will retire at the end of the 2019-20 school year, which coincides with the end of his employment contract. Trustees had been slated to finish Avery’s evaluation Wednesday night but had not been expected to add time to his contract.  The Manor board member’s decision not to renew Avery’s contract signaled that the majority of them did not intend to keep him around. It is common practice among school boards to keep at least one year, but usually more, on the term of a superintendent’s contract to demonstrate commitment in keeping a district leader. view article arw

Dr. Cody Abshier is walking the hallways of Liberty ISD with a little more lift these days after the innovative superintendent was named as the Region 5 Superintendent of the Year. Abshier was nominated for the position by his local school board, and a selection team of school board members from various districts made the final selection. The award means he will be interviewed as a regional winner in late summer by the TASB State Selection Committee, at which time five finalists will be chosen to proceed in the process for the State Superintendent of the Year award, the highest form of recognition in the state for a district leader. view article arw

Dr. Susan Simpson Hull died Monday, July 8, 2019 in Arizona while on vacation.  Susan Joy Simpson Hull was born in Old Boston, Texas on January 12, 1959 to Hubert E. and Joanne Walker Simpson. She was preceded in death by her parents. view article arw

The Monte Alto Independent School District has announced their lone finalist for Superintendent. view article arw

Read!  Susan Simpson Hull was a force in Texas education known playfully as a tough "biker chick" who didn't back down from challenges and transformed Grand Prairie into a "destination" district, friends say.  Hull didn't complain when hundreds of students were leaving the lackluster GPISD for charter school competitors.   Instead, she fought back, making Grand Prairie's own campuses more attractive by revamping them to offer unique programs that focused on areas like leadership, law, sports medicine and even environmental science.  And then she aggressively recruited students -- including from neighboring districts -- with direct mailers and a fair-like event modeled after the NFL's pre-Super Bowl extravaganza. view article arw

Fort Bend ISD’s Superintendent Dr. Charles Dupre was named the Texas Association of School Boards’ 2019 Region 4 Superintendent of the Year and is now eligible to be chosen as a state winner. Region 4 comprises 48 public school districts and 37 open-enrollment charter schools and represents more than 1.2 million students, 97,000 educators and 1,500 campuses, according to a press release. The TASB is a nonprofit association established in 1949 to serve local public school boards. view article arw

Dripping Springs school district Superintendent Bruce Gearing has been named the Region 13 Superintendent of the Year in the 2019 Texas Association of School Boards Superintendent of the Year program. The program has recognized superintendents for excellence and achievement in educational leadership since 1984. Regional winners are chosen for strong leadership skills, dedication to improving educational quality, ability to build effective employee relations, student performance and commitment to public involvement in education. view article arw

SAN ANGELO, TX -- The San Angelo Chamber of Commerce hosted their monthly luncheon today which featured the San Angelo ISD Superintendent.  On July 9, the SACOC met at the McNease Convention Center for a luncheon catered by the RiverView restaurant.  view article arw

After three years at the helm, Manor Superintendent Royce Avery’s time in the school district could be nearing the end. In a special meeting called for Wednesday night, the school board will conclude Avery’s annual evaluation and is not expected to offer an extension to his contract. With less than a year left on his current contract, the lack of a renewal would signal the school board has no intent to keep him around. It is common practice among Texas school boards to keep at least one year, but usually more, on a superintendent’s contract as a way to demonstrate commitment in keeping a district leader. Without an extension, Avery’s contract will expire June 30, making the 2019-20 school year his last. He earns a base salary of $210,000. view article arw

After three years at the helm, Manor Superintendent Royce Avery’s time in the school district could be nearing the end. In a special meeting called for Wednesday night, the school board will conclude Avery’s annual evaluation and is not expected to offer an extension to his contract. With less than a year left on his current contract, the lack of a renewal would signal the school board doesn't intend to keep him around. view article arw

Following the departure of Michael Goddard, the Red Oak ISD Board of Trustees have announced a timeline to replace the beloved superintendent. Goddard was officially approved as the superintendent of Lovejoy ISD earlier this week. He joined Red Oak ahead of the 2017 school year. According to a ROISD press release, the trustees met several times and discussed the plan to replace Goddard and ultimately decided to move forward with identifying an interim first. Once that process has completed, the trustees will then concentrate their efforts on a search full-time superintendent. view article arw

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Grand Prairie ISD Superintendent Dr. Susan Hull was killed in a motorcycle crash while on vacation in Arizona, the school district confirmed Monday evening.  The crash happened around 2:20 p.m. Sunday eastbound along I-40 east of the town of Twin Arrows, milepost 218.7, the Arizona Department of Public Safety said.  Although a helicopter ambulance was requested, Hull was rushed by ground ambulance to the hospital, the DPS said. view article arw

Decatur ISD trustees accepted the resignation of Superintendent Judi Whitis Monday morning. The resignation is effective Aug. 5. Whitis has been on an extended vacation for the past month. In her resignation letter dated July 4, she did not indicate that she has another job. Whitis joined the district in July 2017 and had a contract that ran through July 30, 2021. view article arw

It is with profound sadness Grand Prairie ISD is announcing the death of Dr. Susan Simpson Hull, Superintendent of Schools. Dr. Hull was critically injured in a motorcycle accident while on vacation in Arizona. Her loving family was with her at the time of her death. Details of Dr. Hull’s service are pending. view article arw

AUSTIN – Commissioner of Education Mike Morath today issued the following statement in response to the passing of Grand Prairie ISD superintendent Dr. Susan Hull.  read more arw

MONTE ALTO, TX – After a wide-ranging and exhaustive Superintendent search process that attracted more than 30 applicants from across the State of Texas, the Monte Alto ISD Board of Trustees are proud to announce that Dr. Rosalinda Cobarrubias has been named the Lone Finalist for the position of Superintendent of Schools. Dr. Cobarrubias earned her Bachelor of Science in Education from Pan American University, later earning both her Master’s and Doctoral Degree in Guidance and Counseling, and Curriculum & Instruction from the University of Texas at Brownsville. Dr. Cobarrubias has over three decades of experience in education and was recently named Principal of the Year for Texas Elementary Principals & Supervisors Association for Region 1, and Principal of the Year Finalist for the National Association of Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association. She is married to Arturo Cobarrubias and her children include Vanessa & Alex Cobarrubias, and her grandson, Jude Cobarrubias. “My fondest hope as a superintendent is that I can be a gatherer of talent, a source of inspiration, and a helper to others, as we strive to forge a path for a sustainable and viable future in a very successful school district.” – Dr. Rosalinda Cobarrubias Monte Alto ISD will now enter the 21-day waiting period required by state law. “Monte Alto ISD is excited to invite Dr. Cobarrubias to be part of our community. We are confident that she will lead Monte Alto ISD into its next chapter as a unifying force while serving our students and our community with vision and dignity. We welcome Dr. Cobarrubias to Monte Alto ISD with open arms and are confident our community will be proud of this decision.” – Ms. Connie Villanueva read more arw

The Central Independent School District Board of Trustees finalized the contract for Justin Risner, named the superintendent of schools, during Monday’s meeting.  In mid-to-late June, Risner was narrowed down as the sole finalist for the position with a 6-1 vote, with Kevin Dickinson against. On Monday, the board voted the same way.  Details regarding Risner’s contract will be released at a later date.  “I’m very excited about the future,” Risner said. “I’ve been here 15 years at Central. I’m very excited to be a part of this community.” view article arw

Superintendent Doug Bowden announced his retirement after 17 years as Sidney's superintendent. He was Jr. High Principal at Comanche before coming to Sidney. He his wife Jan also worked at Garland ISD for 28 year. He was high school principal in Gorman for 3 years, Jr. High principal in Marlin for 1 year and Assistant principal in Temple for 2 years.

Highland Independent School District Superintendent Duane Hyde knows who gets the credit. It's all about his staff, he says. But for Hyde, the praise is being heaped on him after the Region 14 Education Service Center recognized him as its Superintendent of the Year. "The main thing is we've got a strong staff," Hyde said. "Not that I do much of anything but I try to surround myself with good people. We have good principals and our staff is committed to excellence. And we have good kids who work hard. All the credit goes to the teachers." view article arw

The superintendent of the Grand Prairie Independent School District has been hospitalized. School officials confirm Dr. Susan Hull was involved in a motorcycle crash while on vacation. view article arw

The superintendent for the Grand Prairie Independent School District has been hospitalized after she was injured in a motorcycle crash, the district confirmed in a statement released Monday morning. District officials said they were told Sunday that Dr. Susan Hull was involved in the crash while on vacation.  view article arw

Cedar Hill ISD will soon have a new superintendent. The board of trustees chose Gerald Hudson as the lone finalist for the position on Tuesday. They'll vote on his contract in a few weeks. "He has expertise in curriculum, instruction, organizational leadership, and campus improvement," board president Cheryl Wesley said in a statement. "We were committed to finding the right leader for our district, one who cares about our students, staff, and community and can take Cedar Hill to the next level. We are proud that Dr. Hudson wants to join the Longhorn family." view article arw

Samantha Gallegos will take over as the interim superintendent for Harlandale ISD. The District's Board of Trustees decided the move July 1. view article arw

The Pharr-San Juan-Alamo school district authorized two law firms to assist the district in its nationwide search for a new superintendent during a Monday board meeting. O’Hanlon, Demerath and Castillo, currently provides legal services to the district and will collaborate with Waterford School Services Inc in the search for a superintendent, according to the news release. Superintendent Daniel King announced his retirement from the district after 12 years of leadership during executive session on June 24. view article arw

A Corsicana educator was named as the lone finalist to become superintendent of Academy schools.  Billy Harlan, chief administrative officer for Corsicana Independent School District, was named by Academy trustees at their June 27 meeting.  Harlan was selected after the school board narrowed the field of 60 applicants to seven potential candidates, Board President Calvin Eshbaugh said in a news release. view article arw

The Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD School Board recently approved two firms to assist them in the search for a new superintendent of schools. The firm will assist in finding a successor to Dr. Daniel King who has led the school district for more than 10 years. According to School Board President Jesse Zambrano, the goal is to hire the most qualified candidate to ensure continuity of the programs, initiatives, and vision that have made PSJA ISD a local, state, and national trendsetter in public education. view article arw