With enthusiasm and great optimism, the Fort Sam Houston ISD Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that we have selected Dr. Gary Bates as our Finalist for the position of Superintendent. The Board was pleased to receive forty-four applications for the position, from which it selected four candidates to interview, two of which ultimately rose to the top. The Board interviewed those two outstanding candidates on Thursday night, and unanimously chose Dr. Bates.
Dr. Bates comes to us as the current Superintendent of Goodrich ISD, having previously served as Junior High Principal in Royal ISD and High School Principal in Hempstead ISD. Dr. Bates earned a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Prairie View A&M in 2007 and a Master’s of Science Degree in Educational Administration from Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, where he also earned his Bachelor’s Degree. Dr. Bates holds both Principal and Superintendent certification and has served as a leader in education for over eighteen years.
Dr. Bates considers himself a servant leader and is proud to have led Goodrich ISD schools to achieve a “Met Standard” rating, which is the highest rating awarded by TEA, for the last four years. Dr. Bates is excited about joining us at Fort Sam Houston ISD and for the opportunity to serve our military community and its children, having served himself in the U.S. Naval Reserves from 1990-2010.
Dr. Bates cannot be officially hired as Superintendent until after a 21-day waiting period which is required by state law, and the Board anticipates doing so at its regular meeting on July 26, 2018.
Records that are over five years old related to students receiving special education services may be requested prior to records destruction. Click the headline above for additional information.
Current middle and high school students grades 6-11 who are attending Robert G. Cole MS/HS next school year the opportunity to check out books for the summer break. Click on the title for more information.
Cole Middle and High School is happy to welcome Mr. Charles "CZ" Stollon as their new head band director! Mr. Stollon comes to us from Churchill High School and is happy and eager to start a great year at Cole. Click on the dealing above for more information about Mr. Stollon.
Online registration now open for the 2018-2019 school year.
Dr. Gail Siller has announced her retirement from service as an educator and her resignation as Superintendent of Schools for the Fort Sam Houston Independent School District. Click the headline above for details.
Starting June 4th