Terell ISD is searching for an outstanding, qualified administrator to lead the school district. Details and updates will appear on our search page as things progress. read more arw

Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire TASB Executive Search Services (ESS) to conduct a search for a new superintendent. Details and updates will appear on our search page as things progress. read more arw

Decatur ISD job draws interest

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Fifty candidates have expressed interest in becoming the next superintendent at Decatur ISD, School Board President Charlie Tibbels reported Monday night. Tibbels said that has been the number of requests for applications since the job was posted last month. The deadline for applications is Tuesday. “We’ve had 50 folks request applications and a number of those have submitted completed applications,” Tibbels said. “We expect to get more next week. view article arw

Harlandale Independent School District trustees will start a search for a new superintendent in the coming weeks. The board voted Monday night to initiate a search for a successor to Superintendent Rey Madrigal.  Madrigal resigned on Aug. 5 after the board placed him on leave in early July amid a Texas Education Agency investigation into dysfunction on the school board and questions about the district’s procurement practices. The board named Chief Academic Officer Samantha Gallegos interim superintendent in Madrigal’s stead. view article arw

Mineola Independent School District has selected an interim superintendent.  The Mineola ISD board voted to select Randy Hancock as the district’s interim superintendent during a special called meeting on Tuesday night. The decision comes less than a month after the board approved a separation agreement between the district and Superintendent Kim Tunnell.  Public records obtained by the Tyler Morning Telegraph show that the agreement includes a $117,000 severance payment and non-disparagement agreement between both parties, as well as a nondisclosure agreement. view article arw

The future of the La Vernia Independent School District superintendent remains unknown. The school board held its regular meeting Monday night. On the agenda was possible action regarding the evaluation of the superintendent, Dr. Trent Lovette, after a string of allegations against him involving inappropriate behavior surfaced earlier this month. view article arw

BELTON — The hunt for Belton ISD’s next superintendent could officially kick off this week.  The Belton Independent School District board of trustees will consider hiring one of two search firms to find a replacement for Susan Kincannon — the district’s most recent superintendent who now leads Waco ISD. The board meets at 5 p.m. Monday in the Pittenger Fine Arts Center, 400 N. Wall St. Paywalled view article arw

Without elaborating or giving any details after a closed executive session Tuesday, the San Benito Consolidated Independent School District approved changes to the contract of Superintendent of Schools Dr. Nate Carman.  Apparently, the changes are still subject to legal review.  After the regular board meeting, the school board went behind closed doors and deliberated a couple of items on the agenda related to the contract under discussion of and conduct superintendent evaluation and discussion and consideration of superintendent contract. view article arw

On July 1, former Klein ISD Deputy Superintendent Jenny McGown took on her new role as superintendent, becoming the first woman to earn this title in the district’s 91-year history. Prior to taking on her new position, McGown has served as both a teacher and assistant principal at Klein Collins High School, the founding principal of Zwink Elementary, the district’s executive director for student performance and the district’s chief learning officer. view article arw

Richard Milburn Academy Governing Board voted to hire Amard Anderson, Interim Superintendent of Richard Milburn Academy, as the district’s new superintendent for Richard Milburn Academy. Details and updates will appear on our search page. read more arw

Pewitt ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire TASB Executive Search Services (ESS) to conduct a search for a new superintendent. Details and updates will appear on our search page as things progress. read more arw

Bullard ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire TASB Executive Search Services (ESS) to conduct a search for a new superintendent. Details and updates will appear on our search page as things progress. read more arw

The Atlanta school board’s decision to seek a new superintendent sent shock waves through the city, but the relationship between the elected board and its employee, Meria Carstarphen, had been deteriorating for more than a year. On Monday, the board emerged from a three-hour closed session to announce they would part ways when Carstarphen’s contract expires June 30. view article arw

E.C. Leslie, a longtime educator and former Lubbock Independent School District superintendent, died Friday afternoon at the age of 88, the district announced in a statement. He served Lubbock ISD for more than 30 years. He began his career in 1957 as an American History teacher and baseball coach at Lubbock High School. In 1961 he became the counselor at Lubbock High and later served as the school’s assistant principal and principal. After serving as the principal at Lubbock High for four years, Leslie became the assistant superintendent for Lubbock ISD. In 1984, he was named superintendent and he served in that role until his retirement in 1989. view article arw

In a unanimous vote Monday night, the North Lamar ISD Board of Trustees selected Kelli Stewart as the lone finalist to become the district’s next superintendent.  Stewart has served the district in an interim capacity since March 4 replacing Dr. Jason Adams, who accepted the superintendent position at Fairfield ISD. view article arw

He answered Tim Seymore’s call, and now he is the Breckenridge Independent School District interim Superintendent. Earl Jarrett started his position on Tuesday Sept. 3 as the BISD interim Superintendent, replacing Tim Seymore who retired on Aug. 30. view article arw

WACO, Texas (KWTX) Less than a week into the job, Dr. Susan Kincannon says she’s been touring Waco ISD schools and meeting the staff.  The Waco School Board voted to hire Kincannon as the district's next superintendent in August.  Her contract began on Sept. 5 and as she adjusts to a new area, she’s starting to evaluate the district’s needs.  Kincannon says one of the biggest issues she sees facing the district is teacher retention. view article arw

WACO, Texas (KWTX) Less than a week into the job, Dr. Susan Kincannon says she’s been touring Waco ISD schools and meeting the staff.   The Waco School Board voted to hire Kincannon as the district's next superintendent in August.  Her contract began on Sept. 5 and as she adjusts to a new area, she’s starting to evaluate the district’s needs. view article arw

Sharon McKinneyPort Aransas ISD trustees approved a raise of more than $18,000 for Superintendent Sharon McKinney recently. McKinney is in her fourth year as PAISD superintendent, and she previously held the position of principal at Port Aransas High School. Trustees deliberated briefly in closed session before announcing McKinney’s new salary of $120,000 at an Aug. 28 special meeting. view article arw

LA VERNIA, Texas - The future of La Vernia Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Trent Lovette, who is named in a string of allegations, is placed in the hands of school board trustees. But after three hours in closed session, the board decided to not make a decision on Wednesday.  This is the second time the board has met after Lovette was accused of inappropriately touching a high school cheerleader during a football game. view article arw

Peaster 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

This story has been updated with reaction from Meria Carstarphen. The board of Atlanta Public Schools will not renew its contract with Superintendent Meria Carstarphen. Board Chairman Jason Esteves came out of a three-hour, closed-door board meeting on Monday morning and said there was not a majority board consensus to extend Carstarphen’s contract past its expiry on June 30, 2020. Esteves said that he and Board Vice Chair Eshé Collins had worked to see if there was some sort of opportunity for an extension, but that after numerous discussions with the board and with Carstarphen, no opportunity was found. view article arw

As Keith McBurnett enters his eighth year as the Burnet Consolidated Independent School District superintendent, he received a big show of support from the school board. During a board meeting September 3, trustees unanimously voted to extend McBurnett’s contract through June 20, 2023. “As a board, we are very pleased with the direction the district is headed under Mr. McBurnett’s leadership,” said BCISD School Board President Andy Feild. “The district showed growth in its academic accountability rating, earning a letter grade of B, and maintained its superior rating under the financial accountability system. view article arw

The La Vernia school board late last week put off a decision on the possible dismissal of Superintendent Trent Lovette after a cheerleader alleged he touched her inappropriately at a football game, KSAT reported. The La Vernia High School student filed an incident report with the Sinton Police Department on Thursday, saying that “she felt a hand slide back and forth on her lower back” as she stood on the track and turned around to discover it was Lovette. view article arw

The Canutillo Independent School District superintendent got a raise Monday night in addition to a contract extension. According to a news release from the district, Superintendent Pedro Galaviz will receive a four percent increase in pay following a 5-1 vote by the school board trustees. His annual salary is now $187,799 a year. view article arw

New Waco Independent School District Superintendent Susan Kincannon may have started the school year about two weeks late, but she seems to be keeping up with her lessons. Kincannon’s first day as superintendent in Waco was Thursday, after the board of trustees voted 5-2 to hire her Aug. 29. Board members Stephanie Korteweg and Norman Manning cast the dissenting votes, citing concerns about Kincannon’s lack of experience working with a district as diverse and economically disadvantaged as Waco ISD. view article arw

White Oak ISD superintendent to retire

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Mike Gilbert, who’s served as superintendent at White Oak ISD since 2006, is saying goodbye to the district. “It’s been both an honor and a privilege to work with White Oak ISD for the past 13 years,” Gilbert wrote in a letter to trustees late last month announcing his retirement. “This is a special place full of outstanding educators, top-notch students and great leadership, both employed and elected by the district.” view article arw

If his face seems familiar, it's for a good reason: Former Wells ISD superintendent Dale Morton is back in town as interim superintendent until a new leader is hired. “When I came back as interim, I was tremendously impressed with state of the district,” said Morton, who retired in 2016, succeeded by James Moore, who resigned in July to take a job with Ennis ISD as its Director of Accountability and Compliance. “It seems to me that people are really appreciative of Mr. Moore, who has done some great work – the A's on the state report card is because of the work that Mr. Moore and his team did.” view article arw

Evan Cardwell is replacing Ty Spitzer as the superintendent of Newcastle ISD and said he has enjoyed the start of his first school year as the man in charge. Cardwell said Spitzer, who has been in the position since the early 1990s’, made the decision to step down in the spring. Shortly after, in May, he interviewed for the position and was named the next superintendent in July. view article arw

Atlanta's school board won't renew the contract of the superintendent who was hired to lead the district in the aftermath of a cheating scandal in which 11 former educators were convicted. Board Chairman Jason Esteves announced Monday that the board told Superintendent Meria Carstarphen about the decision in July but delayed the public announcement to avoid disrupting the start of school, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. view article arw

DeSoto schools Superintendent Clay Corley was more than a year away from his contract renewal date, but School Board members decided last week they want to keep him at the helm and approved a new four-year contract. The vote was unanimous Thursday to extend Corley’s contract through July 1, 2023. His original contract was set to expire on Dec. 31, 2020. Corley was hired in May 2018. view article arw

In a surprise announcement, the Atlanta School Board decided not to renew the contract of it controversial Superintendent Méria Carstarphen.  https://www.ajc.com/news/local-education/divided-atlanta-school-board-meets-today-discuss-superintendent-future/udqiT86GLYtGnEpXUCQPJL/ She supports the transformation of the city’s schools into a portfolio district with many charters. It appeared that she had a supportive board because of leadership drawn from TFA. She served previously in Austin but lost the board majority when voters turned against charter expansion. She has served in Atlanta since 2014. view article arw

White Oak Independent School District will soon be on the hunt for a new superintendent. Beloved current school leader Mike Gilbert will retire in December. view article arw