ESS News

Morgan ISD Names Lone Finalist

On October 3, the Morgan ISD Board of Trustees named Dr. John C. Bullion as the lone finalist for the position of superintendent. Bullion currently serves as Special Education Liaison to TEA and Board Trustee in Valley Mills ISD. 

The Morgan ISD board is scheduled to vote to hire Bullion after the 21-day waiting period required by state law.


Groesbeck ISD Hires Executive Search Services

On September 14, the Groesbeck 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 searches page as things progress.

Southwest ISD Hires Executive Search Services

On August 26, the Southwest 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 searches page as things progress.

Scurry-Rosser ISD Hires Executive Search Services

On August 18, the Scurry-Rosser 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 searches page as things progress.

Somerville ISD Hires Executive Search Services

On August 16, the Somerville 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 searches page as things progress.

Sierra Blanca ISD Hires Executive Search Services

On August 15, the Sierra Blanca 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 searches page as things progress.

Brackett ISD Hires New Superintendent

On August 4, the Brackett ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire Eliza Diaz as the district’s new superintendent. Diaz most recently served as the interim superintendent in Brackett ISD. She began her career as a teacher in San Felipe Del Rio CISD.

Diaz has also served as assistant principal, principal, and campus administrator in San Felipe Del Rio CISD and Brackett ISD.

Premont ISD Hires New Superintendent

Mike Barrera - New Sup PremontOn June 28, the Premont ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire Mike Barrera as the district’s new superintendent. Barrera previously served as the superintendent in Ben Bolt-Palito Blanco ISD. He began his career as a teacher in Premont ISD.

Barrera has also served as Director of Career & Technology, Executive Director for Middle School Instruction, Assistant Superintendent of Business & Operations, and Assistant Superintendent for District Operations in McAllen ISD.

Snook ISD Hires New Superintendent

Megan Pape - Snook New SupOn June 27, the Snook ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire Megan Pape as the district’s new superintendent. Pape most recently served as the Director of Inclusive Learning and Innovation in Bellville ISD. She began her career as a teacher in Brenham ISD.

Pape has also served as educational diagnostician and Assistant Director of Special Education in Cypress-Fairbanks, Burton, and Bryan ISDs.

Dalhart ISD Hires New Superintendent

Jeff Byrd - Finalist for Dalhart ISDOn June 23, the Dalhart ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire Jeff Byrd as the district’s new superintendent. Byrd most recently served as the superintendent in Vernon ISD. He began his career as a teacher in Saint Jo ISD.

Byrd has also served as assistant principal, principal, and superintendent in Amarillo, Gorman, and Claude ISDs.


Gonzales ISD Hires New Superintendent

On June 13, the Gonzales ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire Elmer Avellaneda as the district’s new superintendent. Avellaneda most recently served as the Associate Superintendent in Corsicana ISD. He began his career as a teacher in Corsicana ISD.

Avellaneda has also served as principal, Executive Director of Special Programs, and Assistant Superintendent of Special Programs and Federal Budgeting in Corsicana ISD.

Roma ISD Hires New Superintendent

Carlos Gonzalez, Jr. - Roma FinalistOn May 19, the Roma ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire Carlos Gonzalez, Jr. as the district’s new superintendent. Gonzalez most recently served as the superintendent in Zapata County ISD. He began his career as a teacher in Roma ISD.

Gonzalez has also served as assistant principal, principal, and Career and Technical Education Director in Roma ISD.

San Isidro ISD Hires New Superintendent

Sara Alvarado - San Isidro ISD SuperintendentOn May 10, the San Isidro ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire Sara Alvarado as the district’s new superintendent. Alvarado most recently served as the Assistant Superintendent of Academic Services in San Benito CISD. She began her career as a teacher in Rio Grande City CISD.

Alvarado has also served as principal and superintendent in La Joya and Lasara ISD’s.

Elgin ISD Hires New Superintendent

Jana Rueter - Superintendent for Elgin ISDOn May 9, the Elgin ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire Jana Rueter as the district’s new superintendent. Rueter most recently served as the Assistant Superintendent in San Angelo ISD. She began her career as a teacher in Tomball, Judson, and Northeast ISDs.

Rueter has also served as assistant principal, principal, and executive director in Conroe, Pflugerville, Leander, and Georgetown ISDs.

Sherman ISD Hires New Superintendent

On May 5, the Sherman ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire Tyson Bennett as the district’s new superintendent. Bennett most recently served as the Assistant Superintendent of Finance and Operations in Sherman ISD. He began his career as a teacher in Van Alstyne ISD.

Bennett has also served as Director of Government Programs and Assessment and Assistant Superintendent for Academics and Student Services in Sherman ISD.