The Wimberley school board on Tuesday named Greg Bonewald as the lone finalist for superintendent. He will succeed Superintendent Dwain York, who is retiring. “After an arduous interview process, our clear choice was Dr. Bonewald,” said Rob Campbell, school board president. “I look forward to working closely with Dr. Bonewald as he leads our district. We welcome him back to Wimberley.” The announcement comes after a nine-month search to fill the superintendent position. The district hired Thompson and Horton LLP to lead the search in August. The candidates, including Bonewald, were narrowed down from 57 applicants, district officials said.    (5) view article arw

San Antonio ISD's new superintendent takes over officially Tuesday.  Monday, the SAISD board of trustees confirmed Dr. Jaime Aquino as the district's new leader. He was named the lone finalist last month and Tuesday marks the end of the state-mandated 21-day waiting period.  Dr. Aquino started his career has a bilingual teacher in New York more than 30 years ago.    (5) view article arw

inger Carrabine, officially named superintendent of the Bryan school district on March 28, said she is optimistic as she looks ahead to the end of this school year and the 2022-23 year. Carrabine said her No. 1 goal is to maintain the momentum she inherited. She said the transition into her new position has been smooth, given her previous roles as chief of staff and deputy superintendent under Christie Whitbeck, and then as interim superintendent last fall when Whitbeck left to take over the helm of the Fort Bend school district. The biggest change, she said, has been stepping into the new role in which she is the face of the district. view article arw

TENAHA, Texas (News Release) - Tenaha ISD School Board of Trustees named Mr. Don Fallin as the Lone Finalist for the position of superintendent of schools during a board meeting held on May 3, 2022, in the Tenaha ISD Board Room. After the mandatory 21-day waiting period, the board will vote to hire Mr. Fallin as superintendent. Mr. Fallin is a 1976 graduate of Tenaha Independent School District. He has been in education for 31 years serving as a teacher, coach, assistant principal, principal, and superintendent. Mr. Fallin was the superintendent at Tenaha ISD from 2005 until 2012. After enjoying 10 years of retirement, he is returning to education to serve the students and community of Tenaha. view article arw

The Richardson ISD board of trustees picked law firm O’Hanlon, Demerath & Castillo to assist with the search for the district’s next superintendent during its April 19 meeting. O’Hanlon, Demerath & Castillo was one of three search firms that did presentations for trustees on how they would go about assisting the district during a previous meeting April 13.  “I feel like they hear our community,” board President Regina Harris said of the firm. “I feel like they were actually a piece of RISD, and [that] is absolutely what we need right now.”  RISD interim Superintendent Tabitha Branum was appointed in December following the resignation of former Superintendent Jeannie Stone. Branum told Community Impact Newspaper earlier this year that she plans to apply for the permanent superintendent position when it is posted.    (4) view article arw

Pearland ISD has a new leader spearheading the way as the district continues to navigate out of the COVID-19 pandemic, financial burdens and other concerns. The board of trustees April 12 officially approved Larry Berger’s three-year superintendent contract with an annual salary of $260,000. He follows former Superintendent John Kelly, who announced his retirement in January. “I’m honored the board has the trust in me to take this seat, but it is [humbling] because it is a service seat,” Berger said. “I want to serve the district. I want to serve the people. I want to serve the team.” view article arw

EL PASO, Texas (KFOX14/CBS4) — A former El Paso Superintendent has been cleared of any wrongdoing regarding some fraud allegations. Former El Paso Independent School District Juan Cabrera and El Paso ISD school board president Dori Fenenbock were accused of defrauding millions of dollars from investors while launching an online school. The civil suit had been filed in San Diego. The attorney for the online school said they found no evidence that either Fenenbock or Cabrera engaged in any fraud. view article arw

The Gonzales Independent School District Board of Trustees will give a second-round interview to three candidates for superintendent after holding six initial interviews last week. School board members also met Monday, May 2, with members of the Texas Association of School Boards’ superintendent search team to discuss the timeline for meeting with their picks. The second round of interviews will begin with the first candidate at 5:30 p.m. Monday, May 9; the second candidate will be interviewed 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, and the third candidate will be interviewed at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 12.    (6) view article arw

The Region One Education Service Center Board of Directors voted to choose Daniel King, former PSJA ISD superintendent, as the area’s new executive director earlier this month.  King will start May 2.   “I would like to thank the Region One Board of Directors and Commissioner Morath for placing their trust in me,” King said in a news release. “I look forward to collaborating with area Superintendents and School Boards and together with the team at Region One to move forward and build upon the foundation that has earned this region’s school systems a stellar reputation. King noted that schools are working to overcome the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.    (3) view article arw

The Guthrie Common School District Board of Trustees proudly announces the new hiring of Steve Wolf as the new Superintendent of Schools on May 3, 2022.   read more arw

The South San Antonio school board’s failure to meet for almost two months “created monumental problems,” according to reports from the district’s state-appointed monitor, that include a possible violation of the Texas Education Code and the mounting costs of paying two superintendents.  At least 14 teachers who were hired in the summer or fall of 2021 have been working without contracts, which are required under the state education code, according to monitor Abe Saavedra’s February report to the Texas Education Agency. This is the second time South San has likely violated the code because of the board’s failure to meet.  South San’s school board did not meet for seven weeks because too few board members attended the meetings in person to constitute a quorum, stalling district operations that are the board’s responsibility. view article arw

Holly Lyon will serve as Interim Superintendent - GOLIAD, Texas – On April 25, the Goliad I.S.D. Board of Trustees accepted Dr. Stacy Ackley’s request for professional leave effective immediately  .Holly Lyon will serve as Interim Superintendent to finish off the school year.Here is a statement from the district :    (4) view article arw

Roma school district trustees named Carlos Gonzalez as the lone finalist for superintendent Wednesday evening. Gonzalez is the current superintendent for Zapata County ISD and has served in that capacity for five years, a release said. Before that he worked at Roma ISD as the career and technical education director and an assistant athletic director, and in a variety of capacities as assistant principal, facilitator, teacher and coach.    (29) view article arw

Imperial, Texas — Buena Vista ISD announced its lone finalist for superintendent at its April 26 Special Called Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday night. The district named Mr. Richard “Mason” Kyle as the lone finalist on a unanimous (7-0) vote. Board President Veronica Mandujano said “We are so excited to introduce Mr. Kyle as our new superintendent! Mason is very involved with his family, which is a core value for Buena Vista ISD. Mr. Kyle brings a lot of energy, an innovative skill set and has a gift for bringing people together. We are confident that under Mason’s leadership we can succeed in achieving our vision for the future.    (28) read more arw

Daniel Fuller, Stockdale ISD superintendent since June 2017, has resigned. His resignation, tendered during the March 23 school board meeting, was approved by the trustees. He was selected in February as the lone finalist for the Sweeny ISD, south of Houston near the Texas coast. He started April 1. The school board approved District Programs and Testing Coordinator Roxanne Moczygemba to serve as interim superintendent as Stockdale ISD searches for Fuller’s replacement.    (28) view article arw

Kurt Koepke, the current principal at Hartley ISD, has accepted the position of superintendent with Motley County ISD to start on July 1, 2022. Koepke was named as the finalist candidate by the school board on March 21, 2022 and officially by the board on April 11. His current contract will extend through June of 2025. Koepke comes to Motley County with many years of teaching in small-town… view article arw

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio ISD’s Board of Trustees voted to officially approve Dr. Jaime Aquino as the new superintendent of schools following a lengthy search to replace former superintendent Pedro Martinez. Aquino has more than 35 years of working in the field of education. On Monday, he was officially elected as the new Superintendent of Schools at SAISD. He signed a 5-year contract and will make $315,000 annually. Aquino impressed the board among a large pool of candidates. His acceptance speech was deeply personal, where he explained why his life experiences helped him connect with students in the San Antonio community. view article arw

Sinton ISD called off their search for a new superintendent when they welcomed Andy Reddock to lead the district. He has been at the helm for nearly a month and looks forward to the immense growth the district, as well as the city, is facing. He’s been all over the state as a district administrator as well as serving as an elementary principal for four years in Marble Falls and three in Seguin before becoming a superintendent in Northeast Texas and most recently at Flatonia ISD, where he served for 3 1/2 years. “I’ve been around for a long period of time, but I had a lot of good stops and met a lot of good people along the way,” Reddock said. So how’d he end up at Sinton ISD? view article arw

Alpine ISD Lone Finalist

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BEN BOLT - In a special called board meeting held on Thursday, April 21, the Ben Bolt-Palito Blanco Independent School District's board of trustees voted unanimously to name Dr. Marcela Baez, as the lone finalist for BBPB’s next superintendent of schools.    (2) view article arw

DESOTO – The DeSoto Independent School District Trustees agenda for Wednesday night’s Special Called Regular meeting was hopeful. The lone item on the agenda is critical to the future of the school district, the naming of the lone finalist for school superintendent. When the meeting opened there were several in the sparce crowd in attendance at the meeting who had a few words to say about the ISD situation overall.  Residents spoke with concern with one asking that the district “continue to work with the conservator.” Another said “Change the man in the mirror,” and another comment was “Something has to matter.”  Another DeSoto resident spoke at the meeting Tuesday night because she said it was her civic duty.    (21) view article arw

On April 18, the Alba-Golden ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire Macie Thompson as the district’s new superintendent. Thompson most recently served as the Secondary Principal in Alba-Golden ISD. Thompson will report to the district July 1, 2022.    (21) read more arw

On April 18, the San Isidro ISD Board of Trustees named Sara Alvarado as the lone finalist for the position of superintendent. Alvarado currently serves as Assistant Superintendent of Academic Services in San Benito CISD.  The San Isidro ISD board is scheduled to vote to hire Alvarado after the 21-day waiting period required by state law.  - (21) read more arw

Burkeville Hires Gordon Thomas

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Interim Superintendent Dr. Darrell D. Myers reports that Burkeville ISD has hired Mr. Gordon Thomas as Superintendent of Schools during a regular board meeting held on April 25, 2022.   Thomas was formerly the Interim Superintendent at Benjamin ISD, (27) read more arw

Paradise ISD Superintendent Paul Uttley was named the lone finalist for superintendent at Stratford ISD Friday, returning to the 2A panhandle district where he previously worked as a high school principal. Uttley informed Paradise ISD teachers and staff Friday morning following the Stratford school board’s selection. “Paradise has been fantastic. We feel really good about the work we’ve done here,” […]    (27) view article arw

On April 25, the Tuloso-Midway ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire Stephen VanMatre as the district’s new superintendent. VanMatre most recently served as the superintendent in Premont ISD.  VanMatre will report to the district June 6, 2022.    (27) read more arw

On April 21, the Premont ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire TASB Executive Search Services (ESS) to conduct a search for a new superintendent. The application deadline is TBA. Details and updates will appear on our searches page as things progress.    (27) read more arw

Elgin ISD Names Lone Finalist

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On April 18, the Elgin ISD Board of Trustees named Jana Rueter as the lone finalist for the position of superintendent. Rueter currently serves as Assistant Superintendent in San Angelo ISD. The Elgin ISD board is scheduled to vote to hire Rueter after the 21-day waiting period required by state law. read more arw

A new superintendent will take over Northwest ISD in the coming months as the district continues its trajectory as the fastest-growing school district in North Texas, according to the school district. The NISD board of trustees announced that it chose David Hicks, the current Sherman ISD superintendent, as the finalist for the district’s new superintendent at a special meeting March 29. The search for a new superintendent began in November after Superintendent Ryder Warren announced in September he would be retiring at the end of the 2021-22 school year. Warren’s last contract day is June 30. NISD’s search process for a new superintendent put a priority on experience in fast-growing districts as well as student achievement. The board reviewed dozens of candidates and interviewed six of them, according to NISD Board President Anne Davis-Simpson. “We believe we’ve come away with a leader who is a great fit with the qualities our community desires,” Davis-Simpson said in a March 29 NISD press release. “Dr. Hicks is a leader who puts kids first, which is our top priority.”    (25) view article arw

STRATFORD, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — Stratford ISD announced in a Facebook post that Dr. Paul Uttley is the “Lone Finalist” for Stratford ISD’s next superintendent of schools. According to Stratford ISD, Dr. Uttley is currently serving as superintendent at Paradise ISD, a 3A school district northwest of Fort Worth. In addition, Uttley holds a Doctor of Education in Administration from Baylor University and a Master of Education in Administration from Tarleton State University.    (26) view article arw

PREMONT, Texas — On Monday, the Tuloso-Midway ISD school board will vote to accept a new district superintendent. The new superintendent candidate will be Steve VanMatre, who currently serves in the same position for Premont ISD. If confirmed, VanMatre would leave behind quite the legacy in Premont. VanMatre started in Premont in January 2017, coming from Freer ISD, where he was also the superintendent. view article arw

The Tuloso-Midway Independent School District has a new face as superintendent, following a vote by the district's board of trustees. At Monday's regularly scheduled meeting, the board voted unanimously to appoint Steve VanMatre as superintedent of the district.    (26) view article arw

The Sterling City ISD Board of Trustees is seeking an exceptional educational leader dedicated to student outcomes to serve as the Superintendent of Schools. The Sterling City ISD Board of Trustees are proud of the accomplishments of the students and staff and are searching for a decisive leader who can collaborate with the educational community to build upon past successes and create new opportunities for the students of Sterling City ISD. We have an exceptional Education Foundation and offer a $4500 guaranteed scholarship for each year a student is enrolled at Sterling City ISD. We have fabulous new and modern facilities and maintain a healthy fund balance.  read more arw

AUSTIN — Texas state lawmakers are working to address convoluted proposition language that leaves voters confused at the ballot box. When ballot measures are written, they often are wordy and filled with complex, dense technical terms and can make it difficult for voters to decipher how they choose to vote and what the outcome of that vote would be. The Texas Senate Committee on Local Government took up the issue Wednesday speaking with government officials and advocates on how to approach language selections in the future. “At the end of the day, the most important thing is to be honest with the voters on what they're voting on,” said Committee Vice-Chair Sen. Jose Menendez, D-San Antonio. Lawmakers highlighted the language used in the upcoming May 7 election where two statewide amendments are on the ballot. The first proposition in particular is wordy and can be difficult to interpret upon the first read.    (22) view article arw

The Mexican Consulate in Dallas granted an award to Dallas ISD Superintendent Michael Hinojosa on Wednesday for his commitment and years of service to the Dallas migrant community. Dozens of Mexican nationals watched as Mexican Consul Francisco de la Torre Galindo introduced Dr. Hinojosa, thanked him for his years of service and support, and recognized him as a successful leader with strong ties to immigrants. view article arw