Three finalists for superintendent to be interviewed by CISD board

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The Coppell school board interviewed six finalists for the position of school superintendent earlier this week. The board has chosen three of those six to come back and be interviewed again next week.

In a special meeting on July 1, the board selected six of 40 applicants for school superintendent to be interviewed.

The board met in closed session on July 1 with two executive search consultants from the Texas Association of School Boards.

The school board is not making public the names of the the finalists.
Tamerah Ringo, CISD director of communications and public relations, said, “A total of 58 potential candidates started the application process. However, once the qualifications and characteristics determined during the Focus Group portion of the process were announced, the applicant pool narrowed to 40, including several out-of-state candidates.”

One of the TASB consultants said that the search generated a very strong applicant pool that included a large number of candidates who are now serving elsewhere as a superintendent.

Anthony Hill, school board president, said, “We are very pleased with the process and are right on schedule with our timeline.”\

The school board interviewed two candidates each day on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of this week, and has chosen three of those six to be interviewed again on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of next week.

The lone finalist is expected to be named later this month or early next month.

The new superintendent will replace Dr. Jeff Turner who announced in April that he would be retiring effective Aug. 31 after serving 12 years as CISD superintendent.

To review qualifications and characteristics being sought for a superintendent, the proposed timeline and all board agendas and details, go to www.coppellisd.com.