North West ISD Superintendent Retires

Ryder Warren, Northwest ISD superintendent since 2016, officially submitted his retirement notice, effective June 30, 2022, to school board members at their September 27 meeting. With the announcement, the board of directors will soon begin the search for a new district leader.

Since arriving at Northwest ISD, Warren, who holds a doctorate in education in instructional leadership from Texas Tech University, has championed initiatives that enable students to be personally successful in their future, the school system said in a press release. .

Under his leadership, Northwest ISD focused on key academic areas such as literacy as well as college, career, military and life preparation and continued to grow with packages successful bonds passed in 2017 and 2020. The district added between 1,000 and 2,000 students. one year during his term as superintendent.

At their meeting, the Northwest ISD Board of Directors expressed their gratitude to Warren for his commitment to the students of the district and the community at large.

“There is no way to thank you enough for giving my family and me the opportunity to serve the children, staff and families of NISD,” Warren wrote in his retirement letter to the board of directors. ‘administration.

Warren came to Northwest ISD after serving as Superintendent of Midland ISD, Marble Falls ISD, Crane ISD, and Thorndale ISD. He was previously a teacher, coach and principal before moving up the ranks of district administration.

With Warren’s retirement effective at the end of the 2021-2022 school year, administrators will soon be looking for Northwest ISD’s next superintendent. A tentative timeline includes the selection of a research firm at an upcoming board meeting before interviewing applicants in the second semester. Only one finalist will be named in the spring, with a state-mandated 21-day waiting period before that person is officially hired.

Northwest ISD will release details of the Superintendent’s research as decisions are made. A district website superintendent’s research section will be created when more information is released by administrators on their process, the press release said.

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