Mark E. Eads named the lone finalist for the Southside ISD superintendent position on Saturday, April 16.
Texas Association of School Boards, conducted a lengthy search that included community involvement sessions and a leadership qualifications and characteristics report.
After reviewing 58 applicants the board of trustees felt Mr. Eads was the right person to lead Southside ISD. Board President Mr. Julian Gonzales says, “This is a person we believe can not only help stabilize Southside ISD, but unite the district and the community. We believe he “gets” Southside and can move the district forward in academics and increase morale.” At the special board meeting held Saturday Mr. Gonzales also added that he wanted to thank the joint interim superintendents, Melonie Iglehart-Hammons and Dr. Mary Bandy, for all the work they have done in service of the students and staff.”
Mr. Eads’ first day is expected to be on May 9th immediately following a special board meeting. This follows the required 21 day vetting process. “I am looking forward to a new opportunity to become part of and work with the community staff and students of Southside. We will work together to overcome challenges as a team. I believe my background will allow SISD to rise to new heights. My history with south and central Texas districts has given me the tools to build and unite professionals parents and above all the students. I want to thank the SISD trustees as we start a new journey for Southside ISD.”