New leaders named for Sealy ISD

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After 11 years, there will be a new nameplate on the Chief Financial Officer’s office in Sealy ISD.

At the latest school board meeting, it was approved that after Jim Obermeier finishes his term in January, Lisa Svoboda that will overtake his office.

Svoboda, who currently serves as the district’s junior high principal, graduated from Texas A&M with a bachelor's degree of Business Administration in marketing and went right to work in the International Executive Services group for one of the big-four accounting firms, KPMG LLP.

After a handful of years obtaining basic accounting, tax and payroll service knowledge, she made her way to the education sector where she started as a teacher and coach at Sealy Junior High.

She taught various levels before working her way up the administration ladder, serving as an assistant principal before she took the helm.

Her newly vacated office will be taken over by Barry Wolf who also did just about everything over his 20-year tenure at Bishop CISD. The former physical education and science teacher, dean of students, athletic director and head football coach will make the step up to become assistant principal at the junior high.

Also occurring during last week’s school board meeting:

• Donations were accepted for a new floor on the former intermediate school campus for an expansion of the special education curriculum.

• Emily Eschenburg provided an update on the Bilingual/Dual-Language program that has already been showing signs of productivity at the elementary-school level.

• Project Manager Michael Zapalac provided updates from all campuses and solicited bids for new equipment and other upgrades.

• Superintendent Sheryl Moore provided a report, overviewing her business trip to New York City with representatives of the Superintendent Academy mainly working in Texas, Oklahoma and Mississippi.

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