Central Heights ISD announces its lone finalist for its new superintendent

Central Heights ISD announces its lone finalist for its new superintendent

CENTRAL HEIGHTS, TX (KTRE) - At its meeting Thursday night, the Central Heights ISD Board of Trustees announced its lone finalist for the district's superintendent position.

David Russell, the Central Heights High School principal, will be moving up in the ranks to the district's superintendent position, according to a press release.

"By law, the board must now wait 21 days before voting to hire Mr. Russell to be the new superintendent for Central Heights ISD," the press release stated. "David Russell is slated to replace out-going Superintendent Bryan Lee, who is retiring in June."

The Central Heights ISD Board of Trustees followed a lengthy process in determining their finalist. Back in February, the board hired Texas Association of School Board Executive Search Services to direct the search, the press release stated.

"The board with the help of TASB consultant developed leadership qualities used to evaluate the applicants for the position," the press release stated.

During the search process, the board picked six applicants for an initial interview. Three people were called back for a second interview.

The Central Heights ISD Board of Trustees is scheduled to vote to offer a contract to Russell on May 21.

While at Central Heights ISD, Russell has been an assistant principal, assistant baseball coach, testing coordinator, and athletic director. He has spent the last two years as the high school principal.

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