Former Eanes ISD staff member Brad Wirht will return to the district to serve as the interim principal at Cedar Creek Elementary School for the 2020-21 school year.
Superintendent Tom Leonard introduced the decision during a board study session May 12.
“When I was thinking of people to call he was one of the first I thought of,” Leonard said.
Wirht will fill the position left vacant by outgoing Principal Susan Fambrough, who was chosen as EISD’s new chief learning officer for curriculum, instruction and assessment March 31.
According to Leonard, a full search will be conducted between January and March of 2021 to fill the position permanently. Until then, he said he believes Cedar Creek Elementary will be in great hands.
Wirht is no stranger to the EISD community, having served as the principal at Cedar Creek for four years. In 1997, Wirht opened Bridge Point Elementary School, where he served as the principal for 19 years.
“Brad has extensive knowledge in Eanes ISD and knows our culture better than most,” Leonard wrote in a letter to the community.
The district was not able to conduct a thorough interview process due to ongoing coronavirus closures. Selecting an individual outside of the district would have proved to be difficult in this climate.
Feedback will be collected from the Cedar Creek Elementary school community in the process of selecting a permanent principal.
Wirht’s official start date is set for July 1.