The Waco Independent School District Board of Trustees has completed its first round of interviews in its search to find a new superintendent.
Fifty-nine candidates applied to replace Dr. Bonny Cain, who is retiring, and Trustees narrowed that list down to half a dozen. They interviewed all six of those educators this week.
“We couldn’t have been more impressed with the six men and women we talked to,” said Board President Pat Atkins. “All of them were strong candidates who recognized the opportunity Waco ISD presents, and it was a great experience for us to hear some of their ideas on how they would lead our District.”
After the final interview Thursday night, Trustees began discussing the strengths of each candidate. That decision-making process will continue next week as Trustees do their due diligence deciding who will be included in a second round of face-to-face visits to pick a new leader for the District.
Once those are completed, a team of Trustees will visit the hometown of a lone finalist to complete the search. The Board hopes to name Waco ISD’s next superintendent by mid-April.
“I’d like to thank each of the candidates who expressed an interest in the position, and especially those who took the time to come to Waco and visit with us,” Atkins said. “We are confident this thorough process will find another great leader for Waco ISD.”
To respect the privacy of candidates, the Board is not releasing the names or details about any of the candidates who applied.