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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

AQUILLA, Texas (KWTX) - Region 12 announced its superintendent of the year for 2020 this week.  The panel selected Dr. David Edison of the Aquilla ISD.  The Baylor graduate has 20 years of experience in education including 10 as superintendent.  In August, five finalists from the 20 regions across Texas will be selected as candidates for superintendent of the year for Texas. view article arw

Shallowater ISD is most pleased to announce Dr. Anita Hebert has been named lone finalist for the  position of superintendent. Dr. Hebert is currently the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and  Instruction for Magnolia ISD where she has served the district since 2002. She has extensive education experience as a teacher and administrator in Texas from Orange to El Paso and is actively involved in many professional and community activities.    (26) view article arw

AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — Region 16 Education Service Center announced recently that Canyon’s Dr. Darryl Flusche, has been named the 2020 Region 16 Superintendent of the Year.  Dr. Flusche will represent Region 16 in the annual Superintendent of the Year (SOTY) award program. Sponsored by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB).   The SOTY program has recognized superintendents for excellence and achievement in educational leadership since 1984.   Candidates are said to be chosen for their leadership skills, dedication to improving educational quality in their districts, and commitment to public involvement in education.    (23) view article arw

By a 4-to-2 vote, the Brownsville Independent School District Board of Trustees has extended the contract of Superintendent Rene Gutierrez through the 2022-2023 school year.  Gutierrez started work as BISD superintendent on July 15, 2019 at a salary of $350,000. The current contract is through the 2021-2022 school year. The extension would run through June 30, 2023. The contract was being finalized and was awaiting signatures as of press time Tuesday. view article arw

Greg Smith, the longest-serving superintendent of Clear Creek ISD in the district’s history, publicly announced his retirement, set for December 31, 2020, during the June 22 regular meeting of the board of trustees.  “There is never a good time to make this type of announcement, but it is important to give the CCISD community time to find the right person to lead this exceptional school district,” Smith said. “For those who know me, I do not tire. I remain committed to the work ahead of reopening Clear Creek ISD to 42,000 boys and girls and leading us into a strong fall semester.”    (24) view article arw

The Plainview Independent School District’s Board of Trustees voted Thursday night to extend Superintendent H.T. Sanchez’s contract for an extra year. The unanimous vote extends his contract to 2025.  “This request would allow me to fulfill a life dream of allowing me to hand my daughter her diploma at PHS,” Sanchez told the board.  Sanchez was hired as superintendent in May 2018. view article arw

Following a search spanning several months, Lake Travis ISD named Paul Norton as the lone finalist for the district’s superintendent position during a virtual June 17 board meeting. Norton, superintendent of Texarkana ISD, will fill the role left vacant after LTISD Superintendent Brad Lancaster announced his official retirement in December 2019. view article arw

Paul Norton will lead the Lake Travis School District after being named the sole finalist for the role of superintendent of schools, district officials said.  The Lake Travis School Board chose Norton, the current Texarkana superintendent, as the district’s new leader during a school board meeting Wednesday night.  “I am excited to be joining the Cavalier family and be part of such an amazing district,” Norton told board members Wednesday.    (18) view article arw

The Gregory-Portland ISD board of trustees on Monday unanimously chose a lone finalist to succeed Paul Clore as superintendent.  Michelle Cavazos was chosen from 34 applicants in a statewide search that was narrowed down to nine candidates, according to a news release. Cavazos is currently the chief officer for school leadership, academics and social emotional learning in Austin ISD. view article arw

WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL)— Monday night WFISD Superintendent Michael Kuhrt updated the WFISD school board on what the 2020-2021 school year could look like. Large amounts of PPE, more space to learn in, and almost 13,000 gallons hand sanitizer, those are just a few of the things that will become normal while attending school next year. “That’s enough to get us started and moving in the right direction, obviously we would encourage to have their own masks and that kind of stuff,” WFISD superintendent Michael Kuhrt said. view article arw

PADUCAH — Paducah's board of education approved a performance evaluation for Superintendent Donald Shively during its meeting Monday.  That evaluation graded Shively as "exemplary" in seven out of seven categories  School Board Chairman Carl Lebuhn said Shively is "keenly aware of the best practices in education and seeks to employ creative and innovative ways to prepare students." view article arw

A former Iowa school superintendent will be El Campo ISD’s new district chief, selected as the final candidate Wednesday. Robert Callaghan was chosen by the ECISD school board in a unanimous vote, and plans to transition from a Newton Red Bird to an official El Campo Ricebird by July 2.  “I’m excited,” Callaghan said. “(In ECISD) there’s great traditions, a lot of community and school pride. How could anybody be anything other than fully excited to be joining such a great organization?”  Callaghan served most recently as superintendent for Newton Community School District in Iowa and has 11 years of superintendent experience.  “We really feel like that experience will come in handy to have here in El Campo, and it’ll be an asset for El Campo,” Board President James Russell said.  The board reviewed 21 applications and conducted in-person interviews with five candidates during the last two weeks. A variety of applicants with different types of experience were considered before the board opted for Callaghan. view article arw

The Alba-Golden School Board unanimously approved Dr. Cole McClendon as the lone finalist to become the superintendent of Alba-Golden ISD Monday.   After the state-mandated 21-day waiting period, the board will be clear to officially hire McClendon, presently the superintendent at Sam Rayburn ISD. The hiring is expected at the July board meeting.    Following the vote, Board President Jason Stovall extended the board’s gratitude to the community for their participation in the selection process. Stovall noted that over 120 surveys were completed by local residents to help define the search. view article arw

BROWNWOOD, Texas — Brownwood ISD Superintendent Dr. Joe Young was named Region 15 Superintendent of the Year  “Dr. Young is the perfect example of a man who is regarded as having the utmost integrity, one who demonstrates compassion to others, as well as exhibiting a strong commitment to his profession - an educator," said BISD Board of Trustees President Michael Cloy. "Consistent praise from teachers, parents, and students are extremely encouraging for the Board of Trustees and further our confidence in him as our leader."    (12) view article arw

Nederland ISD Superintendent Robin Perez will retire from her position at the end of this month to spend time with her family as she undergoes treatment for cancer.  The announcement comes after the board of trustees accepted her resignation in a mostly closed meeting Thursday.“School success has been all about working together as a team,” Perez said in a statement released after the meeting, which was held virtually because of the coronavirus. “I have been blessed to work with wonderful people at Nederland ISD. Our teachers, leadership team and school board deserve all of the credit for working together as a team for the success of our students.”   (12) view article arw

On June 8, the Alba-Golden ISD Board of Trustees named Cole McClendon as the lone finalist for the position of superintendent. McClendon currently serves as superintendent in Sam Rayburn ISD.  The Alba-Golden board is scheduled to vote to hire McClendon after the 21-day waiting period required by state law.    (12) read more arw

On May 26, the Rosebud-Lott ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire James Rosebrock as the district’s new superintendent. Rosebrock most recently served as the superintendent in George West ISD. Rosebrock reported to the district June 8, 2020. read more arw

Monday night's Austin ISD board meeting had the frazzled, stuttering pace of just about every online meeting three months into the coronavirus pandemic. But the reality was that the trustees were discussing changing drivers in the middle of a car crash, as the two most pressing issues facing the district – hiring a new superintendent and constructing the budget for the upcoming year – dominated the agenda.  Actually, and in the historical context of the district, the superintendent search could be going far worse. Superintendents are usually hired to fill what the board sees as the most immediate need. This time, with current Superintendent Paul Cruz heading to a new position at UT-Austin in the fall, trustees are asking what Austinites want. view article arw

MABANK—Mabank ISD Board Trustees met in a brief meeting June 8 to name Brad Koskelin Superintendent of the district. Koskelin has served as acting superintendent since former Superintendent Lee Joffre resigned Jan. 27.  “It’s a great day in Mabank ISD,” said Board President Kenneth Odom as he congratulated Koskelin after the vote. Odom spoke glowingly of Koskelin’s 24 years in the district, beginning as a coach.   (11) view article arw

Robin Perez, who has served as superintendent of the Nederland Independent School District for four years and saw through the passing of a 2019 bond issue, will submit her resignation and plans for retirement Thursday at a special meeting.The board will meet at 6 p.m., with a stream on the district’s Facebook page, to “consider and take possible action to approve superintendent resignation and retirement agreement,” according to an agenda posted Tuesday. view article arw

NEDERLAND, Texas — Nederland Independent School District is holding a virtual meeting this week to consider the next steps for the district’s leadership.  The district is scheduled to have a meeting on Thursday, June 11, to approve the resignation and retirement of the current superintendent, Dr. Robin Perez.  She has been the district’s superintendent for more than four years. view article arw

Linda Ellis has moved permanently into the office of superintendent of the Grand Prairie Independent School District. She’s held this role on an interim basis since the death of her longtime colleague Susan Simpson Hull in July. And as she prepares to put her own stamp on the office, she remains inspired by her late predecessor.   (09) view article arw

MARLIN, Texas (KWTX) The Marlin Independent School District's new superintendent, Dr. Darryl Henson, started just a few weeks ago, but he’s already making a number of changes.  The Marlin Independent School District's new superintendent, Dr. Darryl Henson, started just a few weeks ago, but he’s already making a number of changes. (Marlin ISD photo)  "Here in Marlin ISD we have to remain laser focused on our approach and how we are going to accomplish student achievement," says Henson whose previously worked at school districts in the Austin, Houston, Dallas, and the El Paso area, serving as a teacher, coach, and principal. view article arw

The Board of Trustees has named Cody Carroll as the lone finalist for superintendent. Carroll is currently finishing his 28th year working in education. He served as superintendent of Meadow ISD for five years before moving to Krum ISD and serving as superintendent for the last eight years. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree from Angelo State University and his Master’s degree from Lubbock Christian University.   (05) view article arw

From the time she was a youngster, Tracy Canter has had a heart for service.  It was instilled into her by her family who are mostly in public service. Recently, she’s taken that calling to Iraan-Sheffield ISD where she is taking on the job of superintendent.  Canter had been executive director of Special Education at ECISD.  Born in Odessa, her twin sister, Stacy Johnson, is an executive director of elementary leadership for the district. Canter grew up in Crowell in East Texas and then returned to Odessa for high school.  She earned a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s in educational leadership from University of Texas Permian Basin and a doctorate in educational leadership from Texas Tech University. view article arw

SAISD has hired Todd White to replace David Robinett as Superintendent for the 2020-2021 school year. Todd White will be entering his 30th year in education as he joins Santa Anna ISD. Mr. White comes to us from Perryton ISD, where he was the Assistant Superintendent in the 4A district. He has served as a principal at both high school and junior high levels, was named “Teacher of the Year” as a science and math teacher, and has coached wrestling, baseball, football, track, and basketball.   (03) view article arw

In LISD, our promise to our students, staff, parents and the communities we serve is simple – all of our students enjoy thriving productive lives in a future they create. That promise may be simple, but the times we live in are not.  Over the last months, we’ve faced isolation and uncertainty because of a global pandemic. More recently, we’ve experienced isolation and uncertainty as our nation shares grief, anger and frustration through protests and demonstrations in response to the tragic deaths of African Americans in our country.  view article arw

There’s a lot we don’t know about the future for Austin’s students: Will Austin ISD's school buildings be open in August? Will online learning still be happening? Will there be sporting events or gatherings of any kind?  The AISD community also doesn't know who will be leading the district when the next school year starts.   In February, Superintendent Paul Cruz announced he was leaving to take a job at UT Austin. His contract is valid through December 2021, but the school board has said it wants to hire a new superintendent by August. view article arw

LUMBERTON — Lumberton ISD officials announced their lone finalist as superintendent.  Dr. Tony Tipton was named to replace Dr. Gerald Chandler to head the school district. Chandler announced his resignation in March.  Tipton was serving as executive director of Innovation in Little Elm ISD, a fast-growth district in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.   (08) view article arw

New Marlin Independent School District Superintendent Darryl Henson listened to the Marlin High School valedictorian and salutatorian speak at graduation about how they felt embarrassed at times to be from Marlin ISD, which has struggled longer than any district in Texas to meet state academic standards.  For Henson, that was enough.  “It hurt my heart,” he said. “That will be the last time in which I hear that. We have to make sure every person who graduates from Marlin ISD is proud to be from Marlin, and that starts with providing them with a great education.” view article arw

The Brenham ISD Board of Trustees is in the process of selecting the District's next superintendent, beginning June 4, 2020. Email supersearch@kbslawgroup.com for more information.  Link to District website [https://www.brenhamisd.net] view article arw

Tomball ISD Superintendent Martha Salazar-Zamora has been elected to the Texas Association of School Administrators Executive Committee, a decision-making body for the professional association of Texas school superintendents and administrators, to represent the Region 4 education service center, a seven-county area, according to Region 4 information and a June 1 release from the district. Members of the committee are elected by TASA members throughout the state to represent each of the 20 education service center regions, according to the release. view article arw

Doug Arnold and Arte Almendarez will be conducting the search for the Skidmore-Tynan ISD Board.  If Interested in more information, contact Doug at dougarnold.us@gmail.com .  Link to the district website.   (3) read more arw

Marlin Independent School District's new Superintendent Darryl Henson listened to the Marlin High School valedictorian and salutatorian speak at graduation about how they felt embarrassed at times to be from Marlin ISD, which has struggled longer than any district in Texas to meet state academic standards.   For Henson, that was enough. view article arw