The School Board is expected to announce the division’s next superintendent Tuesday.
Eric Williams, who was hired in July 2014, resigned in January to take a job leading the Clear Creek Independent School District near Houston, TX.
The School Board hired Hazard, Young Attea & Associates to help lead a nationwide recruitment effort and to conduct local community input sessions. The firm also was used in the 2014 recruitment effort following the retirement of Edgar Hatrick, who served in the post for 22 years. Williams was the sixth superintendent since the school division was formed in 1917.
The selection and contract terms were finalized during closed sessions over the past several weeks, following interviews of an undisclosed number of finalists, both by the School Board and by a specially convened panel of community leaders.
At the beginning of the search process, the board targeted the end of May to make its selection and to have a new superintendent in place by July.
Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources and Talent Development Scott A. Ziegler has served as interim superintendent since Williams’ departure.