HUNTSVILLE, TX – Friday, August 28, 2015
Huntsville ISD has two new district administrators joining the Hornet family. A new Deputy Superintendent who will oversee Student Services and a new Assistant Superintendent of Business Administration were hired after School Board members unanimously approved the district’s personnel recommendation this week during the regular monthly meeting of the Board of Trustees.
Dr. Greg Rodriguez, previously Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction, and Accountability for San Marcos CISD, was hired as the Deputy Superintendent for Student Services. He fills the vacancy created by Sonny Cruse, who left the district to become Superintendent of Graham ISD this summer. Rodriguez’ major areas of concentration will be to oversee departments that provide services to students including Curriculum & Instruction, Special Education, Engaged Learning and Technology along with the PEIMS student information system.
Rodriguez comes to HISD with 20 years of valuable educational experience. Prior to Rodriguez joining San Marcos CISD in 2011 as Director of Secondary Curriculum and Accountability, he had accumulated a wealth of experience as a teacher, department head, instructional coach, technology integration facilitator, grant coordinator, and administrative supervisor. Rodriguez will start his position almost immediately.
Board members also approved Kevin Stanford, current superintendent of 9 years in Kerens ISD, to become the new Assistant Superintendent of Business Administration. This position will have oversight of the departments of Business & Finance, Human Resources, Maintenance & Operations, Transportation and Child Nutrition Services.
Before Stanford joined Kerens ISD in 2006, he served as High School Principal for both Pine Tree & Van ISDs. He was also an assistant principal following 13 years as a classroom teacher and coach. With his 34 years in education, his experiences as a superintendent and campus leader will be very beneficial to HISD. He possesses great knowledge of operations, finance and governance, recruiting and personnel practices, facilities analysis, new construction and renovation as well as bond election processes. Stanford is expected to start in just a few short weeks.
These key positions help to complete the HISD administrative team for the 2015-2016 school year. Dr. Howell Wright, Superintendent, is extremely pleased to be able to have these two strong educators join the administrative staff and looks forward to the addition of their leadership expertise as we continue to work to move the district forward to great success as an organization of high performance.