Superintendent search

Search update

Public invited to participate in GISD superintendent search

Trustees invite all GISD staff and families, as well as business, clergy and community members to provide input regarding the superintendent search.

A survey open to the public will provide feedback regarding the desired characteristics of the new superintendent.

Take the survey

The survey will be open through July 21.

Community forums will also allow attendees to provide critical input on this leadership role. Event details are available in the search timeline below.

The Manuel & Maria Valle Student Services Center has computers that families or community members may use to access the survey.


The Garland Independent School District Board of Trustees is currently searching for a highly qualified educational leader to serve our students and our communities as Superintendent of Schools. The official search for the next Garland ISD Superintendent began on June 6, 2017, when our Board of Trustees selected Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates to assist the board in its search.

The link for those interested in applying for the position is as follows:

The Board of Trustees and the district are working together through each of the steps in the superintendent search process, with the support of Interim Superintendent Dr. Deborah Cron. The timeline below highlights the milestones in the superintendent search as identified by the school board.

Selected search firm

HYA Executive Search
1475 E. Woodfield Rd.
14th Floor
Schaumburg, IL 60173
(847) 318-0072

Search timeline

March 2017School board seeks proposals from search firms experienced in working with districts comparable to GISD Completed
June 2017School board selects HYA Executive Search to conduct superintendent search Completed
School board conducts workshop to determine search process and timeline Completed
Survey opens to solicit community input Completed
July 2017

Search firm conducts community engagement meetings

Community forums are being hosted by the Garland ISD superintendent search firm to assist the Board of Trustees gain valuable input and to help create a leadership profile for our new superintendent.

Meeting information is below:

July 18 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Curtis Culwell Center
  • South Garland High School
  • Rowlett High School

July 19 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. at the following location:

  • Daugherty Elementary
  • Rowlett High School
  • Sachse High School


August 2017Search firm presents Leadership Profile Report 
September 2017School board and search firm hold seminar for interviews and final stages of search 
October 2017School board names Lone Finalist 
Lone Finalist 21-day waiting period ends
Superintendent of Schools for Garland ISD is named