Superintendent search

Superintendent of Schools for Garland ISD is named

On Nov. 4, the Board of Trustees named Dr. Ricardo López as our next superintendent. He is expected to start in January.

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The timeline below highlights the milestones in the superintendent search process as conducted by the Board of Trustees.

Selected search firm

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

Search timeline

Date Task Completed
March 2017 School board seeks proposals from search firms experienced in working with districts comparable to GISD Completed
June 2017 School 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 2017

Search firm presents Leadership Profile Report

Aug 7 Special board meeting at 6 p.m.

Leadership Profile Report

Desired Characteristics/Leadership Profile of Superintendent of Schools

September 2017 School board and search firm hold seminar for interviews and final stages of search Completed
October 2017 School board names Dr. Ricardo López as lone finalist Completed
Lone Finalist 21-day waiting period ends Completed
Superintendent of Schools for Garland ISD is named Completed