By KAROLYN GEPHART
Details and decisions have been made, contract drawn up and salary proposed to have Thad Roher as the new Superintendent for Friendswood ISD. Members of the School Board met Tuesday night, June 6 to consider approval of the offer to employ Roher and his new contract.
The proposed salary is $196,400 with benefits.
Roher is set to begin his term July 1.
He recently sent a letter to all FISD parents to introduce himself and provide some background for them.
In the letter, he wrote about his life since 1982 when his father was hired as the pastor of the Friends Church. The family moved to Friendswood from Ohio. He remembers how excited he was for his new adventure.
“I have many of those same feelings as I think about serving as the new superintendent of Friendswood ISD. I am grateful to the Board of Trustees for this opportunity, and I am excited for many reasons,” Roher said. “I have a passion for the Friendswood schools and community. I grew up in this community and am part of the rich heritage and tradition that defines it. I am excited as well to be part of shaping the vision for the future of FISD.”
Roher is a member of the Class of 1986. He received a BS in Elementary Education from Barclay College in 1991 and his MS degree in Education Administration from Fort Hays State University in 1995. Both schools are in Kansas.
Roher has been an elementary teacher, junior high teacher, principal and coach in his years of education.
He has worked in Friendswood for 18 years.
“Thad Roher’s ability to treat people as a valuable member of the FISD family will make him a strong leader,” Assistant Superintendent Diane Myers said.
CFO Connie Morgenroth agrees.
“His leadership has been essential in creating harmony, trust, and positive attitudes in every area that he supervises,” she said.
Roher and his wife Tina have a daughter Maggie who is a junior at Texas A&M and a son Reed, 2017 FHS graduate who is entering the Coast Guard.
Roher is ready to begin and knows he is in the right place to be.
“I told the Board I didn’t want to be the superintendent of just any school district — I wanted to be the Superintendent of this school district. I am excited about what is to come and the future of Friendswood ISD,” Roher said.