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Red Oak ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire Brenda Sanford, Director of Curriculum, Accountability, and Assessment of Canton ISD, as the district’s new superintendent for Red Oak ISD. Details and updates will appear on our search page. read more arw

It's been nearly two months since South San Independent School District superintendent Alexandro Flores resigned from his position, and the board has not yet started looking for his permanent replacement. Dolores Sendejo was appointed as the interim superintendent. The board has filled two out of the three vacated trustee seats after three board members resigned on the same day Flores left. view article arw

The Dripping Springs school board has named longtime educator Todd Washburn as the lone finalist for its new superintendent. Washburn, an associate superintendent for the Eanes school district, has served for 29 years in public education, largely in Central Texas. He was chosen among 77 applicants in a national search to lead the 7,216-student district. Washburn replaces former Superintendent Bruce Gearing, who left in August to lead the 51,000-student Leander district. view article arw

The Dripping Springs ISD board of trustees unanimously voted at an Oct. 30 meeting to name Todd Washburn as the lone finalist for the DSISD superintendent position.  According to a press release from DSISD, Washburn is currently the associate superintendent of curriculum, instruction and assessment at Eanes ISD, a capacity he has served in since 2016 after a year as assistant superintendent for Eanes. Prior to his service at Eanes, Washburn served 20 years at Leander ISD in roles ranging from teacher and coach to principal and executive director of secondary education. He began his teaching career at Fabens ISD.   All told, Washburn has 29 years of experience in public education. view article arw

Clear Creek ISD Superintendent Greg Smith fared well in his latest performance evaluation, earning a 5% raise, according information gathered from a Community Impact Newspaper records request. According to the record, Smith now earns $300,580.43 annually, effective July 1. The CCISD board of trustees approved Smith's amended contract, including the raise, at its Oct. 28 meeting.   view article arw

A former Troup educator recently was tapped by Tyler ISD to be its interim superintendent as it searches for a more permanent replacement. Stuart Bird, who retired in 2018 after serving a six-year stint as superintendent of Troup ISD schools, was hired during an Oct. 21 Tyler school board meeting. Tyler ISD superintendent “Dr. (Marty) Crawford and I have a pretty long history,” Bird said. “His dad was my superintendent in Carthage, and I taught Dr. Crawford in sixth grade, so we've been friends a long time.” view article arw

Rising Star ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire Leasor Crass to conduct a search for a new superintendent. Details and updates will appear on our search page as things progress. read more arw

Danbury selects new superintendent

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DANBURY — The Danbury ISD school board announced this week it chose a lone candidate who will become the district’s superintendent, though the board did not announce a start date. At a special meeting Wednesday, trustees met in executive session for about 30 minutes before announcing that Buckholts ISD Superintendent Nancy Sandlin will become the next Danbury ISD district leader. view article arw

On Monday, October 21, the Red Oak ISD School Board officially hired Brenda Sanford for the position of superintendent for Red Oak ISD. She was named the lone finalist in September after a search which started in July. Sanford, most recently the Canton ISD Director of Curriculum and Assessment, graduated from Canton High School in 1985. She served as Justice of the Peace for the City of Canton before earning her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Texas at Tyler. Next, she taught for ten years and became a campus administrator after earning her Master’s Degree in Education from Lamar University in 2009. She has been in the curriculum department since 2014. view article arw

After a longer-than-usual break between meetings, the Dripping Springs ISD board of trustees will reconvene Wednesday, Oct. 30—a change from the board’s usual Monday meeting time.  DSISD has not lacked for announcements since its September board meeting; the district has incurred several awards this month, including a rating of “superior”—and a numerical grade of 100—on the Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas report released by the Texas Education Agency, according to district communications. Additionally, Dripping Springs High School was named a National Unified Champions School by Special Olympics, a designation meant to honor “an inclusive school climate that exhibits a sense of collaboration, engagement and respect for all.” view article arw

Jasper ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire Region 5 ESC to conduct a search for a new superintendent. Details and updates will appear on our search page as things progress. read more arw

Navasota ISD: The first 9-weeks

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Today marks the end of the first 9-week grading period at Navasota ISD. That means that we are ¼ or 25% of the way through the school year already! Well, kinda. Because the Spring semester is really longer than the Fall semester, and the first two 9-weeks in the Fall are really just 8 weeks. But still, one of our four grading periods is in the gradebooks! One of the greatest basketball players of all time, Larry Bird, was quoted one time to say, “I’ve got a theory that if you give 100 percent all of the time, somehow, things will work out in the end.” view article arw

Killeen City Council members Tuesday will discuss the city’s role in funding improvements to the road leading to the new high school. Killeen is one of four governmental agencies listed in a draft memorandum of understanding as potentially funding Chaparral Road widening. The bulk of the $24 million estimated cost is requested of the Killeen-Temple Metropolitan Planning Organization. view article arw

Nacogdoches ISD trustees unanimously decided to begin the search for a permanent superintendent to replace interim Superintendent Alton Frailey during a specially called board meeting Thursday.  “I move that the Nacogdoches ISD school board seek qualifications from search firms interested in assisting the board with the selection and hire of a permanent superintendent of schools,” said board member Pam Fitch. (paywalled) view article arw

The Dripping Springs ISD’s search for a new superintendent is nearing its end. Following a second round of interviews with a select group of candidates this week, the district is expected to select a lone finalist at the Board of Trustees’ October meeting. That meeting will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 30, rather than the fourth Monday of the month as is typical. It will start with an executive session at 5:30 p.m., with the public portion of the meeting beginning at 6 p.m. view article arw

Lawton Public Schools continues its search for a new superintendent, and they are looking for the public’s input before making a decision. Thursday, LPS will bring in a consultant from the Oklahoma State School Boards Association to host superintendent forums. The public meetings will allow people to talk to the consultant and express their opinions about what's most important for Lawton Public Schools. The consultant will then use that feedback to select a superintendent. The consultant will have two meetings with the public and another with staff from across Lawton Public Schools. The goal is to find out exactly what they are looking for in the next superintendent. view article arw

Childress ISD superintendent resigns

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CHILDRESS, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — The superintendent for Childress ISD has resigned.  Rick Teran held the position for eight years.  The district said he helped them get an “A” rating from the TEA in the Accountability system, increased safety on all campuses, and increased their fund balance by more than $3 million.  The board of trustees will begin looking for a new superintendent soon.  CISD’s full release: view article arw

CHILDRESS, Texas (KFDA) - The Childress ISD held a board meeting where a unanimous agreement occurred regarding the resignation of former superintendent Rick Tourand.  After receiving documentation of former Superintendent Rick Tourands resignation, it’s clear this was a mutual agreement between both parties, but after speaking with ten parents who are still adamant about what else is going to be done to improve the school conditions.  The public was also in attendance at yesterday's meeting were 66 parents were in attendance to speak on issues with the school board. view article arw

Atlanta Public Schools will host a new superintendent search community meeting at Bolton Academy on Oct. 24. The meeting will be held on the school’s campus at 2268 Adams Drive and will begin at 6 p.m. In September, the Atlanta Board of Education announced it will not renew current Superintendent Meria Carstarphen’s contract. view article arw

Superintendents report at luncheon

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The North Channel Chamber hosted the annual State of the Schools report from the superintendents of Sheldon, Galena Park, and Channelview ISD’s at their monthly luncheon last Friday. A large audience, with many educators in attendance from the three districts, enjoyed hearing of the district accomplishments amid a competitive spirit. Presentations were similar for the three districts, filled with statistics, emphasis on special programs, and dealing with population growth through bond issues. Each superintendent showed a video of students, schools, and general character of the district. These well prepared videos gave an intimate and cheerful look into the life of students and staff. view article arw

Cameron Independent School District Superintendent Kevin Sprinkles had a smooth transition into the district since his three-year term began in July. Sprinkles, who served the Academy Independent School District as an assistant superintendent for seven years and a superintendent for 11 years, was the lone finalist in the board of trustees’ hunt for a new superintendent in May. view article arw

Atlanta Public Schools superintendent Dr. Meria Carstarphen says she plans to fullfil every day of her contract until it expires next June. The school leader made an address to the Atlanta Press Club. She recited, as expected, progress the children have made in the schools. Both tests scores and college admittance have, on average, gone up over the last five years.  view article arw

Jeff Bryant writes here about the billionaires who corrupted the school leadership pipeline. Chief among them, of course, is billionaire Eli Broad, who created an unaccredited training program as a fast track for urban superintendents. Bryant has collected stories about how superintendents who passed through the Broad program hire other graduates of the program and do business with others who are part of their network. The ethical breaches are numerous. The self-dealing and the stench of corruption is powerful. Bryant begins with the story of a phone call from Eli Broad to one of his graduates: view article arw

Shortly before 10:30 Wednesday night, Decatur ISD trustees selected their next leader for the district.  Trustees named Lewisville ISD Chief Schools Officer Joseph Coburn the lone finalist for the superintendent job. By state law, the district has to wait 21 days to extend a contract and hire Coburn. Nov. 6 is the end of the 21 days and School Board President Charlie Tibbels said a called meeting will be held near that date.  Trustees named Coburn the finalist after finishing up the second night of interviews with the top two candidates earlier in the evening. view article arw

According to Friendswood ISD Superintendent Thad Roher, he will try pretty much anything to get closer to the students in his district. "The whole challenge thing came from, as a district, our desire to connect with the community, and really for me, the students," said Roher.   view article arw

At a public hearing Sept. 8, it was revealed the San Benito Consolidated Independent School District Board of Trustees and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Nate Carman claimed over $68,074 in reimbursement expenses during a 10-month period.  The description of reimbursements includes meals, lodging, transportation, motor fuel, and other expenditures which can include registration fees, telephone/cell phone, internet service and fax machine among others not defined. view article arw

Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Meria Carstarphen spoke to the Atlanta Press Club at its annual newsmaker luncheon Thursday. Carstarphen has been in her role since 2014. APS recently announced it will not renew her contract past June of next year. Carstarphen had not spoken publicly about leaving her role -- until Thursday. view article arw

The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board voted unanimously Thursday to have Austin-based JG Consulting head the search to find a replacement for outgoing East Baton Rouge Parish Superintendent Warren Drake and lead the Louisiana’s second-largest public school district. The unanimity of the vote was a surprise given the other applicant was prominent Baton Rouge firm SSA Consultants of Baton Rouge. view article arw

Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Meria Carstarphen vowed Thursday to remain on the job to continue the turnaround work she began five years ago. view article arw

EARLY — Facing Early superintendent Wes Beck’s retirement at the end of the school year, Early school board members will consider taking action Monday related to a superintendent’s search.  A “possible action item” on the agenda for the 6 p.m. meeting gives the board the authority to consider calling for Requests for Proposals from superintendent search firms “and/or (making) other decisions” regarding the search process. Beck, a 40-year education veterans, has been superintendent in Early since 2014. view article arw

The Dripping Springs ISD Board of Trustees is in the midst of a search for a permanent superintendent for the district. Nearly 80 candidates expressed interest in the position and the board carefully reviewed the pool before selecting seven for interviews, which occurred the week of Oct. 7. A second round of interviews will occur the week of Oct. 21. The process is being led by TASB (Texas Association of School Boards) Executive Search Services. view article arw

Tuesday, October 15, Ector County Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Scott Muri will give the school board his Look, Listen, and Learn Report. This update on his first 100 days as the superintendent of schools begins at 6 p.m. view article arw