TAFT INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
400 College Street, Taft, Texas 78390
361-528-2636, ext. 2224 361-528-2223 (fax)
TOGETHER ACHIEVING FOR TOMORROW
TAFT ISD BOARD OF TRUSTEES NAMES FINALIST FOR SUPERINTENDENT
The Taft Independent School District (ISD) Board of Trustees, at its Monday, March 29, 2021 Special Board Meeting, named Dr. Irene M. Garza, Professor for Principal and Superintendent Certification Program at Stephen F. Austin as finalist for Superintendent. By law, the Board must now wait 21 days before voting to hire Dr. Garza to be the new Superintendent of Schools for Taft ISD.
The Board has followed a lengthy process in determining the finalist. In January, the Board hired Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) Executive Search Services to direct the search. TASB consultants conducted surveys with staff and community in January and February to gather the leadership qualities of the new superintendent. The profile developed from these surveys was the yardstick used by the Board and consultants in evaluating the applicants for the position.
The Board selected five (5) applicants for initial interview and then two (2) applicants were invited back for a second interview. The Board is scheduled to vote to offer a contract to Dr. Irene M. Garza on April 20, 2021.