After months of searching, Buckholts Independent School District announced it has found its new superintendent. The district announced at the beginning of the month Joe Oliver would be taking over the top position. Oliver joins the school district after students called for the resignation of the board of trustees in April because the board did not renew the contracts of some staff members.  Oliver said he felt blessed to take on the position and looks forward to the coming school year. “In my opinion, serving as an educator is a calling,” Oliver said. “I feel very blessed to be a part of this community and the Buckholts ISD. Our door is always open and I encourage you to contact me with questions or concerns.”  Oliver has worked in education for 42 years, spending time as a teacher, coach, athletic director, principal and superintendent in other districts.   (27) view article arw

GORDON – Gordon ISD is looking for a new superintendent after Dr. Dewayne Wilkins on Monday was named lone finalist to become Early ISD's next superintendent, according to a report by the Brownwood Bulletin.  The Early ISD board's decision reportedly came Monday night, settling on Wilkins from an initial group of 40 applicants to replace the retiring Wes Beck. Wilkins will reportedly begin his new duties July 1 following a state-mandated 21-day waiting period before a contract can be signed. view article arw

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin Independent School District is losing its leader in the middle of a pandemic as Superintendent Dr. Paul Cruz is taking a position with UT-Austin.  AISD has narrowed its search to one final candidate, Stephanie Elizalde of Dallas ISD, but how will the transition play out amid a pandemic? “This has been a challenging time,” said Cruz, as he discussed the many changes the district had to make.Moving from in-person classes to online wasn’t easy, he admits. Now, with a new year starting, he says students’ access to the proper resources, like WiFi and laptops is even more important for distance learning. view article arw

Dr. Emilio Castro resigned as Edgewood ISD Superintendent following accusations of sexual harassment in 2018.  Former Edgewood Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Emilio Castro has been hired to be the new superintendent for Dilley ISD. Castro resigned from Edgewood in 2018 shortly after sexual harassment allegations were made against him. view article arw

DESOTO – Monday’s special called DeSoto ISD school board meeting saw no action taken regarding the evaluation and contract of current DeSoto ISD Superintendent Dr. D’Andre J. Weaver.  After about 15 minutes of public comment, the school board trustees convened into Executive Session for three hours.  The consensus when the board reconvened was the school board would take no action Monday night. view article arw

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Stephanie Elizalde, the lone finalist for the position of superintendent for the Austin Independent School District, said she plans to focus on equity, teamwork and connecting with the community when she assumes the leadership role in August.  The AISD Board of Trustees voted to bring Elizalde on board on Tuesday night, with seven trustees voting in favor and two trustees, Jamye Mathias and LaTisha Anderson, abstaining from the vote. view article arw

Dallas ISD chief of school leadership Stephanie Elizalde is the lone finalist for the superintendent’s spot at Austin ISD, the district announced late Tuesday night.  The Austin ISD school board voted Tuesday after a search that began in February when current Superintendent Paul Cruz announced he was resigning. A consulting firm was hired to gather community feedback over the summer, as well as find candidates for the position.   Sixty-four candidates and two rounds of interviews later, Elizalde was chosen Tuesday night as the lone finalist. She cannot be named superintendent until after the state-mandated 21-day waiting period is over, the Austin American-Statesman reported. view article arw

Autumn Thomas will serve as Texarkana Independent School District's acting superintendent with the departure of former superintendent Paul Norton.   (23) view article arw

Dr. Tylor Chaplin, named the superintendent of the Burkburnett Independent School District in November 2015, is the lone finalist for the same post in the Brenham ISD. According to a press release obtained by the Times Record News, Chaplin was named the lone finalist by the Board of Trustees during a special meeting Tuesday night. view article arw

The Brenham school board named the lone finalist for the superintendent position during a special meeting Tuesday.Tylor Chaplin, who has served as the superintendent in Burkburnett since 2016, has 25 years of experience in public education, according to a press release. He has bachelor and master degrees from Tarleton State University and a doctorate in education leadership from Lamar University. view article arw

There will be Farewell event for TISD Superintendent Paul Norton Tuesday July 21 from 5PM to 7PM.  It was announced earlier this summer that Paul Norton was named the Lake Travis Independent School District Superintendent of Schools.   view article arw

JARRELL, Texas (KXAN) — Jarrell Independent School District Superintendent Bill Chapman has announced his resignation during an already turbulent time for many parents, students and teachers.  According to Jarrell ISD, an agreement has been reached which allows Chapman the ability to pursue other interests and permits the board to pursue hiring another superintendent.   view article arw

Austin ISD could be announcing a finalist in their search for a new superintendent as soon as next week. We told you back in February that the current superintendent, Paul Cruz, announced he was leaving. That was before the first cases of COVID-19 in Austin. Now things have changed, and some parents and activists are questioning the process.It was a Zoom meeting of Austin ISD parents and activists, like Victor Tovar with PRIDE of the Eastside. "This opportunity could greatly help our school communities have what they deserve -- transparency and a greater voice," he said. view article arw

Corpus Christi ISD Superintendent Roland Hernandez was named the regional Superintendent of the Year on Friday.  Hernandez, who joined the district in 2014, won the honor for Region 2 of the Education Service Center.   Hernandez earned his bachelor’s degree at Texas State University, his master’s degree at the University of Houston-Clear Lake and his doctorate at the University of Texas at Austin.    (13) view article arw

The following is from Superintendent of the Victoria I.S.D. Dr. Quintin Shepherd:  I think almost everyone who knows me has heard me say, “There are only two groups of people who work in schools… there are those who teach and those who support teachers. Heaven help you if you should find yourself in a third category.” As Superintendent, I sometimes get to teach, but often my role finds me supporting teachers. I consider myself chief supporter of teachers in VISD and take my job seriously. Part of supporting teachers means I sometimes must protect my teachers when they are being attacked. view article arw

Dr. Marc Smith, Superintendent of Duncanville Independent School District since 2016, has been named Superintendent of the Year for Region 10. His selection came as a complete surprise to Dr. Smith, who was informed of his honor at a recent school board meeting attended by community leaders. view article arw

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Austin Independent School District Board of Trustees have narrowed their search to six superintendent candidates and will begin round one of interviews on Wednesday.  “We want to thank the Austin community for providing so much input through emails, the online survey, two AISD forums, in meetings with Trustees, meetings with JG Consulting and Public Testimony at Board meetings,” wrote AISD Board President Geronimo Rodriguez in a statement.  The board has met and reviewed 64 applicants from 24 states. They also received feedback from 200 organizations and 2,600 people who helped create the Leadership Profile for the role. Those recommendations are helping to guide which candidates best fit the needs of students across AISD.    (13) view article arw

Duncanville ISD Superintendent Dr. Marc Smith received the surprise announcement that he is the 2020 Superintendent of the Year for Region 10.  “Dr. Smith deserves this recognition and so much more,” said Duncanville ISD Board President Cassandra Phillips. “He is exactly where he is supposed to be at this exact moment and we are blessed to have him. With everything going on in the world right now, Dr. Smith is the right person to lead Duncanville ISD through a health pandemic and all the challenges that come with it. He operates with such style and grace, and strategic preparation.”   Dr. Smith joined Duncanville ISD as the superintendent of schools in 2016. In his four years serving the district and community, Dr. Smith has prioritized students, fostered open communication with leaders and partners, and built a foundation for excellence. His positive, professional demeanor has set the tone of possibility and promise.    (13) view article arw

A Caldwell County native has been named Interim Superintendent of Caldwell County Schools.  During a special called Board of Education meeting Thursday night Chairman Tim Kenneday explained after receiving four resumes the board had narrowed the candidates down to one.  Following unanimous decision Kenneday noted Heath Cartwright would begin as Interim Superintendent September 1st following the retirement of current Superintendent Nate Huggins and would serve in the position up until June 30th, 2021. view article arw

Caldwell ISD Supertintendent Andrew Peters was recently named as the Education Service Center (ESC) Region 6 Superintendent of the Year. Peters will go on to represent ESC Region 6 for the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) Superintendent of the Year award. Region 6 includes 57 school districts, including Anderson-Shiro, Apple Springs, Bellville, Big Sandy, Brazos, Bremond, Brenham,… view article arw

PECOS, Texas (KOSA) - The Pecos-Barstow-Toyah Independent School District has named a lone finalist for superintendent.  According to PBTISD, Brent H. Jaco was approved as the lone finalist on Thursday.  The selection comes after the school district interviewed several applicants from across the country.  Jaco has worked under several roles at schools including educator, athletic director and principal.   (08) view article arw

At each stage of his career, Dr. Heath Morrison has been described as "a teacher on special assignment." Dr. Morrison began as a social studies teacher in Virginia and Maryland and quickly moved into administration. After serving as principal at the middle school and high school levels, Dr. Morrison was selected as Maryland Principal of the Year in 2004. He went on to serve as a Community Superintendent in Montgomery County, Maryland, before being selected to serve as Superintendent of Washoe County School District in Reno, Nevada. He has most recently served as Superintendent of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in Charlotte, North Carolina. In 2011, Dr. Morrison was named Nevada Superintendent of the Year, and in 2012, he became AASA's National Superintendent of the Year. view article arw

Dr. Danny Lovett, Dr.Bryon Terrier and Marianne Kondo, Region 5 ESC are conducting the search for Nederland ISD.   Application deadline and other information at this link. read more arw

We are #R4Proud to announce Brazosport ISD's Danny Massey as 2020 Region 4 Superintendent of the Year. Congratulations Mr. Massey!    (09) read more arw

Lake Travis ISD trustees approved Paul Norton as the superintendent of schools during a virtual special called meeting July 8.   Norton was named the lone finalist during a June 17 board meeting, officially initiating the 21-day waiting period required following the selection of a superintendent in Texas.  The former superintendent of Texarkana ISD will fill the role left vacant by outgoing Superintendent Brad Lancaster, who has served the LITSD for more than eight years.    (09) view article arw

Former Krum ISD Superintendent Cody Carroll is now employed in the top job in Holliday ISD, and it’s unclear when a true successor will be determined. He was the sole finalist for the job in Holliday, near Wichita Falls, in early June after a brief stint as superintendent emeritus for Krum ISD.  Carroll was to be paid a lump sum of his remaining contract and benefits as if he had worked through Jan. 31, 2021, according to his voluntary retirement agreement with Krum ISD.  He was making $157,284 a year as the district’s superintendent as of July 2019. Carroll formally resigned on June 30. view article arw

Texas State University announced the selection of Superintendent Mark Estrada as a Young Alumni Rising Star Award Honoree for 2020. Estrada is one of three notable Texas State alumni selected for this honor.   The Young Alumni Rising Star Award was created in 2015 to honor Texas State alumni who are under the age of 40. Recipients of this award demonstrate a level of excellence which positively represents the university, and serve to inspire current students and other recent graduates to excel in their work and recognize the important impact of their experience as a student at Texas State.   view article arw

After weeks of interviews, the Montgomery ISD board of trustees named Heath Morrison as their lone finalist for the superintendent position on June 30. Morrison began as a teacher in another Montgomery County—The Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland. From there, he became superintendent for the district, then superintendent for Washoe County School District and then Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. view article arw

PORTLAND – It was just a few short months ago that Gregory-Portland Superintendent Dr. Paul Clore announced his retirement after 19 years of service. As of his planned retirement date of Dec. 31, 2020, he will have served a total of 47 years as an educator, including 28 of those years as a superintendent for Texas public school districts.  Following a statewide search for G-PISD’s new superintendent, the district’s Board of Trustees selected their lone finalist by a unanimous 7-0 vote. Dr. Michelle Cavazos currently serves as the chief officer for School Leadership, Academics and Social Emotional Learning at Austin ISD and is looking to call G-PISD her new home. view article arw

After weeks of interviews, the Montgomery ISD board of trustees named Heath Morrison as their lone finalist for the superintendent position on June 30.  Morrison began as a teacher in another Montgomery County—The Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland. From there, he became superintendent for the district, then superintendent for Washoe County School District and then Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. “We wanted the absolute best,” MISD President Jim Dossey said. “This guy is unbelievable.”   view article arw

The El Campo ISD school board will consider officially hiring superintendent finalist Robert Callaghan Thursday in closed session after reviewing his district contract. The board will also consider retroactively approving Callaghan’s consulting contract with ECISD.Texas law requires school boards wait 21 days before hiring a lone finalist as superintendent. Looking to prepare the district for future COVID-19 outbreaks, the ECISD school board engaged Callaghan as a consultant on June 22.  “Mr. Callaghan is in El Campo, working every day under a consulting contract,” Board President James Russell said. “The board hasn’t officially met, because all of the contract items were just finalized.”  8:30 AM  Callaghan served most recently as superintendent for Newton Community School District in Iowa and has 11 years of superintendent experience. He is a native Iowan, but lived in Texas for several years as an adult before moving to Newton for family reasons.      (01) view article arw

Dr. Jamie Wilson, Superintendent of Denton ISD, has been named the 2020 Region 11 Superintendent of the Year.  The Superintendent of the Year Award, sponsored by the Texas Association of School Boards, honors outstanding Texas administrators for achievement and excellence in public school administration.  Candidates for the award must be nominated by their school boards and must demonstrate strong leadership skills, dedication to improving the quality of education in their districts, commitment to public support and involvement in education, and ability to build good employee relations among teachers and staff members. view article arw

WACO, Texas – Aquilla ISD Superintendent Dr. David Edison has been named the 2020 Region 12 Superintendent of the Year and regional nominee for the Texas State Superintendent of the Year. Edison has served as superintendent of Aquilla ISD since 2010 and as an educator for 20 years. Previous positions include principal, assistant principal, administrative intern/teacher, and teacher/coach. view article arw

MARSHALL, Texas — The Region 7 Education Service Center has announced Marshall ISD Superintendent Dr. Jerry Gibson as the 2020 Regional Superintendent of the Year.  The district has seen academic performance significantly improve since Dr. Gibson started in 2016, advancing from “Improvement Required” rating to “Met Standard” rating, according to the Region 7 Education Service Center.  Before starting in Marshall Dr. Gibson was a high school principal in Deweyville and Whitney, the Executive Director of Secondary Education in Waco, and a superintendent in Coldspring-Oakhurst.  “I know there are many great superintendents in our region, as well as across the state. I do not think you can find anyone more deserving than Dr. Jerry Gibson,” said Marshall ISD School Board President Brad Burris in a press release.Dr. Gibson will represent Region 7 in the annual Superintendent of the Year award program, which is sponsored by the Texas Association of School Boards.    (30) view article arw

Doctor Janie Sims is expected to be the next superintendent of the district, following the death of Blake Stiles back in May.  Doctor Sims has served the district for 20 years, after beginning her career as a classroom teacher in Abilene.    (25) view article arw