MANSFIELD, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – The Mansfield ISD School Board unanimously voted to approve Dr. Kimberley Cantu as the district’s next superintendent on Tuesday, December 17.  Dr. Cantu currently serves as the district’s deputy superintendent and has worked in public education for 27 years. view article arw

Robin Bullock has been named as the lone finalist for the Allen ISD superintendent of schools post.  Bullock was named as Allen ISD’s acting superintendent in October when Dr. Scott Niven retired from the position.  Following the state required waiting period, the Board will take official action on naming the superintendent on January 22, 2020. Bullock has served as Allen ISD deputy superintendent and assistant superintendent since 2013. She previously served as the deputy superintendent for Midlothian ISD as well as the interim superintendent. She also held positions as assistant middle school principal, elementary school principal, middle school principal and director of personnel for Midlothian ISD. view article arw

Randolph Field ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire Education Solutions and Services to conduct a search for a new superintendent. Details and updates will appear on our search page as things progress. read more arw

Dr. Tamara Vardy is beginning her 17th year in public education. She comes from a long line of proud Texas educators and administrators. Her career in education began at Harcourt Brace College Publishers in 1995 where she served as an editor and project manager. She longed to be on the campus and working with kids, so she became a 3rd and 4th grade teacher in Burleson ISD in 2002. She later became the At-Risk Coordinator at a Burleson middle school campus. From there, she became an Assistant Principal and then the Associate Academic Principal at a neighboring middle school campus. In 2009, she had the honor to serve as Principal at an elementary campus. She came to Mansfield in 2013 as Principal of Roberta Tipps Elementary where she served until 2016. She now serves as the Director of Campus Support in the department of Student Services for MISD. view article arw

The Center ISD Board of Trustees on Monday afternoon reached a decision on retaining Arnie Kelley as interim superintendent as the district moves towards filling the position on a more permanent basis.  The position came open with the Dec. 2 resignation of Dr. James Hockenberry when he accepted a position with Longview ISD. He will fill the position of assistant superintendent of human resources and community relations in Longview.  Kelley was retained after the board held a Monday noon board meeting in closed executive session and reconvened in open session to take the action. Kelley lives in Garrison, where he served as Garrison ISD superintendent from 2003 until 2009. view article arw

Clark C. Ealy, superintendent of the College Station Independent School District, is the lone finalist to head the Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City Independent School District, trustees decided Thursday evening. Ealy is slated to replace Greg Gibson, who announced his intention to retire in July after 10 years of leading the district. view article arw

It was announced Thursday night that Superintendent Dr. Clark Ealy would be leaving College Station ISD in the near future. Ealy has been a part of the district for the last 20 years. He's been the superintendent for six of those years. view article arw

Mineola ISD has decided on a finalist for the district’s superintendent position. Cody Mize, currently the Winona ISD superintendent, will return to his alma mater. The Mineola High School graduate has been Winona ISD superintendent since 2016, according to a news release. view article arw

New Chireno Superintendent Michael Skinner made his mission clear during his first public gathering: Make Chireno the best 1A school in Texas. “Chireno has had a longstanding history of being a really good district, and so I’m wanting to come in and see what they’re doing and what they’re doing well and look at some areas we may improve upon,” Skinner said. view article arw

Mineola ISD announced Cody Mize is the lone finalist in the district's search for a new superintendent. The district has been searching for a superintendent since the resignation of Kim Tunnell in late-August. view article arw

Karnes City ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire Hector Madrigal, Assistant Superintendent of San Benito CISD, as the district’s new superintendent for Karnes City ISD. Details and updates will appear on our search page. read more arw

Superintendent Clark Ealy has been named a lone finalist for the superintendent position open in the Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City school district near San Antonio. The following statement was released Thursday night from CSISD Board President Michael Schaefer: view article arw

College Station ISD Superintendent Dr. Clark C. Ealy has been named the lone finalist for the superintendent position for the Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD near San Antonio. view article arw

Clark Ealy, who has been with the College Station school district for almost 20 years, has been named the lone finalist for a superintendent position in the San Antonio area. According to an email sent to district staff Thursday evening, Ealy announced he has been named the lone finalist to serve as superintendent of the Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City district. view article arw

In his fourth and final annual evaluation as East Baton Rouge Parish schools superintendent, Warren Drake received the best marks since he took over the state’s second-largest school district in 2015. “This may the highest grade I’ve received since I was in elementary school in Homer, La.,” Drake quipped at Thursday's school board meeting. view article arw

What is going on at Navasota ISD???

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This past week, we met with some folks that were touring our buildings and facilities to bid on one of the upcoming athletic projects and that is the question that one gentleman asked me. “What is going on at Navasota ISD?” Gotta tell you, sometimes I’m not too sure which way someone is going when they ask that. But my response was, “hopefully, something great!” To which he responded, “that’s what I hear!” view article arw

Boyd ISD hires new superintendent

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Boyd ISD has its new leader. Boyd ISD trustees approved the hiring of Tamara Vardy as the new superintendent Monday night. Vardy, the Director of Campus Support in Student Services for Mansfield ISD, will start with the district Jan. 1. Her contract is for 2.5 years and will pay her $135,000 annually. view article arw

Clarendon new school superintendent will be no stranger to the community after beginning his education career here. Jarod Bellar was named December 4 as the lone finalist for the top school position during a called meeting of the Clarendon CISD Board of Trustees. view article arw

Farmersville Independent School District trustees have decided to take a bit of a leap of faith.  They are placing their faith in their own ability to find, screen and select a superintendent of schools for the district.  I wish them all the luck in the world as they march down this trail.  Superintendent Jeff Adams announced in October his intention to retire from a job that pays him more than $200,000 annually. He runs a district with 1,500 students attending classes on four campuses. He will leave office as soon as the district finds a new superintendent, which he hopes will be before the end of the academic year. view article arw

The Dallas schools superintendent could be eligible for up to $80,000 in incentive pay if he meets high targets the school board approved on Thursday. His four goals include improving the performance of African American students, increasing the number of students earning college degrees while still in high school and eliminating the number of failing schools in Dallas. view article arw

Todd Washburn officially assumed his role as Dripping Springs ISD superintendent Nov. 21. Formerly an associate superintendent with Eanes ISD, Washburn has lived in Dripping Springs since 2016. He sat down with Community Impact Newspaper on his second official day on the job to discuss his new role.   view article arw

Update for Monday, December 9, 2019

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Today is the deadline to file for the March 2020 primary election. Several county offices will be on the upcoming ballot. Candidates have until 6 p.m. today to file the appropriate paperwork and declare their candidacy. view article arw

Boyd ISD ready to ink superintendent

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Boyd ISD trustees are expected to make the hiring of superintendent Tamara Vardy official Monday night. Trustees named Vardy the lone finalist for the post Nov. 15 and had to wait 21 days by law before extending a contract. Boyd ISD School Board President Bill Childress said they have worked through all the details of the contract with Vardy and it will be presented to the full board for consideration Monday. view article arw

Lawton Public Schools Board of Education announced the new superintendent on Monday. According to the Lawton Public School’s Facebook page, Kevin Hime was voted in by a unanimous vote. view article arw

Mike Gilbert believes education is and always will be about people. The soon-to-retire White Oak ISD superintendent says no machine or program can replace the impact a teacher can have on a student. view article arw

The resignation of the Orangefield ISD superintendent last month was submitted amid an investigation into allegations that he harassed one or more district employees, records obtained by The Enterprise show. Stephen Patterson, who also is the current chairman of the Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce, resigned his position with the school district on Nov. 5. In a statement that night, the school board declined to elaborate but said the resignation was “in the best interest of the district.” view article arw

Clarendon ISD Board of Trustees has chosen Jarod Bellar, Superintendent of Baird ISD, as Lone Finalist for Clarendon ISD Superintendent of Schools. Details and updates will continue to appear on our search page as things progress.  read more arw

On Tuesday, December 3rd, at a Special Called Meeting, The Devine Board of Trustees voted 7-0 to name Dr. Todd Grandjean as the Lone Finalist for the Superintendent’s position. Current Superintendent Scott Sostarich has announced his retirement effective the end of January, 2020. State statute requires a 21 day waiting period before both parties can execute the final contract. read more arw

Daniel Gallagher, superintendent of Little Elm ISD, has been chosen to participate in the AASA National Superintendent Certification Program for the East Cohort 2022. He is one of 25 superintendents from districts across the country who was accepted into this world-class learning opportunity. view article arw

Harlandale Independent School District trustees unanimously chose a new district leader Friday night, even as a state takeover looms over the district.  Trustees voted to select Gerardo Soto, the district’s executive director of operations, as Harlandale’s new superintendent. The board named Soto the lone finalist for the job, but state law mandates trustees wait 21 days before voting to hire him. Soto would replace longtime Harlandale leader Rey Madrigal, who voluntarily retired from his position in early August, after trustees voted to start termination proceedings against him in July in the wake of a Texas Education Agency investigation that found issues with the district’s procurement practices, board dysfunction, and financial mismanagement. view article arw

After Orangefield ISD's superintendent resigned suddenly in early November, 12News reached out to request any complaints made against him. Dr. Stephen Patterson resigned from his position on Nov. 5, with Kevin Weldon stepping into the job until a permanent replacement is chosen. A news release from the district said the board wouldn't comment on the matter further when issuing a release saying the board believes his 'resignation was in the best interest of the District.' view article arw

While the person hired wouldn’t start until June 2021, Arlington is already on the hunt for its next superintendent. The Superintendent Search Committee has already formed and is in the process of searching for the next superintendent. While current Superintendent Kathy Bodie has announced she will be retiring, but not until the end of the 2020-2021 school year, committee chairman Paul Schlichtman said it is never too early to start looking. “The process does not have to be that long, the school committee could just vote on a candidate and make them the new superintendent, they have that kind of power and some towns do do that,” Schlichtman said. “Arlington has a lot of very smart people, who care about K-12 education. We want to be able to talk to teachers, staff, parents and community stakeholders through a series of focus groups and find out what they have to say.” view article arw

Jarod Bellar was named Wednesday night, December 4, as the lone finalist in the search for a new superintendent for Clarendon CISD. School trustees made that unanimous decision in a called meeting following the third and final interview in a second round of meetings with top applicants this week, according to Interim Superintendent Mike Jackson. view article arw

 Nacogdoches ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire Arrow Educational Services to conduct a search for a new superintendent. Details and updates will appear on our search page as things progress. read more arw