The gist

Hutto ISD staff is searching for a new superintendent following a May 11 retirement announcement from Celina Estrada Thomas.

District staff said they anticipate picking a new superintendent by Aug. 10 and Thomas will continue to lead the district until then.

The process

On May 31, HISD partnered with third-party firm JG consulting to conduct the search. Noelle Newton, executive director of communications and community relations for the district, said the board of trustees has scheduled five community outreach events for HISD residents to participate in the search process.
  • June 21: 12-1 p.m., virtual; RSVP here
  • June 21: 6:30-7:30 p.m., Veterans’ Hill Elementary School, 555 Limmer Loop, Hutto (*English and Spanish)
  • June 22: 6:30-7:30 p.m., Hutto 9th Grade Center, 301 Destiny Lane, Hutto
  • June 26: 6:30-7:30 p.m., Howard Norman Elementary School, 101 Llano River Trail, Hutto
  • June 28: 6:30-7:30 p.m., Farley Middle School, 303 CR 137, Hutto (*English and Spanish)
Quote of note

“As we look forward to what’s to come, I’d like to assure our community and stakeholders that this board will commit to do our due diligence in seeking the next person to lead the efforts of the quality public education we have come to be accustomed to here in Hippo Nation.” Hutto ISD board President Billie Logiudice said. “The search will consist of heavy staff, community, business and stakeholder involvement through surveys, focus groups and informational sessions as we craft the profile of who would be the best fit for the next season of Hutto ISD.”