The Board of Trustees of the Alvin Independent School District (AISD) authorized the appointment of Tommy King to serve as the district’s interim superintendent while the process moves forward to secure a permanent replacement for Dr. Fred Brent who resigned last month to accept the superintendent position with the Georgetown Independent School District.
King will step into familiar territory having served the district for 26 years before retiring last December. This will be the second time in four years that King has been asked to assume the leadership of the district. In May 2010 then Superintendent Robby McGowen abruptly resigned with little explanation and King provided a “strong and steady hand that got us back to an even keel,” as described by then Board President Pete Vincent.
District officials explained the superintendent search process will be directed by School Executive Consulting, Inc., which is led by Dr. Mike Moses, a former Commissioner of Education and superintendent. The process will include a series of focus group sessions with parents, teachers, community members, business leaders, and principals in an effort to gain input and insight from district stakeholders. The goal of the Board is to have a new superintendent in place by the end of the year.