Midlothian ISD Strikes Ahead With Superintendent Search
Midlothian ISD Board voted unanimously final evening to interact the agency Walsh, Gallegos, Trevino, Russo & Kyle, P.C. to help with their superintendent search.
After interviewing each search companies, Board members mentioned that every brings precious perception to the method they usually couldn’t go flawed with both agency.
Based mostly on the interviews, the agency that will greatest work with the Board, MISD Employees and the Midlothian community was finally the deciding issue within the decision-making course of.
Dr. Ann Dixon Answered Questions From MISD Board
Dr. Dixon spoke to the Board and mentioned MISD is the “excellent measurement” faculty district with roughly 9,700 college students. MISD is the one hundred and fifteenth largest school district within the state (out of 1100 faculty districts in Texas). She mentioned from a tutorial and monetary standpoint, MISD has loads of positives. Midlothian ISD is within the prime 20% of faculty districts and believes the district can appeal to the highest 20% candidates for the place.
Whereas one of many largest challenges is COVID, from the standpoint of mobility, Dr. Dixon says Midland ISD acquired many candidates, and so COVID might or might not be an element within the superintendent search. Walsh, Gallegos, Trevino, Russo & Kyle, P.C. was the search agency that discovered and placed Red Oak ISD Brenda Sanford, Dixon mentioned Pink Oak acquired a considerable quantity of purposes for that place.
The Midlothian ISD Faculty Board will create a profile for the Superintendent, together with the necessities they’re on the lookout for within the excellent candidate. Following that, Walsh, Gallegos, Trevino, Russo & Kyle, P.C., will submit, promote the place and acquire the purposes. Their philosophy “this can be a Board guided search, not a walsh guided search.” Dr. Dixon sid, “there’ll come a time when you’ll ask me who to select, and I can’t let you know. I’ll let you know who to not rent.”
Trustee Soto requested about Dr. Dixon’s expertise with nationwide searches, and she or he responded whereas they’re joyful to promote nationally, but when MISD profile requires a Texas Superintendent certificates that may trigger delays/add issues.
MISD Superintendent Search Subsequent Steps
Subsequent steps for the method embody finalizing the contract with the search agency, establishing a concrete timeline for the method, and description the community input course of.
Matt Sanders, Board President, mentioned, “We’re excited to begin the subsequent step of the superintendent search course of. This agency has intensive expertise recruiting prime candidates and assisting Boards in hiring high quality superintendents.”
You’ll be able to view the Board assembly on January 27, and watch because the MISD Board interviews the 2 search companies.