The Sealy ISD Board of Trustees considered and approved the schedule of hiring a new superintendent at Monday night’s special meeting at the Sealy ISD Administration building.
Sealy Superintendent Sheryl Moore announced her retirement on Jan. 24 after 35 years in public education, making her last day June 30. The next person to assume that role will be voted upon on Thursday, May 7, although there are a few steps to be taken first.
Board President Ryan Reichardt said the same firm used to hire Moore, Executive Search Services, was brought on board again to aid the hunt for the next leader of Sealy ISD. They helped determine the qualifications and characteristics of the ideal candidate who can now apply online.
Applications were opened for submission the day after the special meeting, Tuesday, Feb. 4, and will close March 11 at midnight. After the review of applications begins March 17, initial interviews will start the end of the following week, on Friday, March 27.
The board will prepare for follow-up interviews on Tuesday, March 31, before the follow-up interviews occur on April 6, 7, and 8.
On Wednesday, April 15, the board will vote to name a lone finalist after an optional site visit to the home district the day prior, April 14. Then comes the May 7 vote to hire the finalist where the start date will also be determined.
Reichardt credited Moore with making a significant impact in her six years here.
“On behalf of the board, we highly value the academic growth, facility improvements and community support established in our school system under Superintendent Sheryl Moore’s leadership,” Reichardt said in a statement following her announcement. “During her tenure, she has been a tireless visionary for Sealy ISD who pushed us to think globally and reestablish our priorities to create unique first-class goals for Sealy ISD.”