Round Rock ISD hires Jerrod Gertsema as new Success High School principal

Jerrod Gertsema has worked as an assistant principal at the high school since 2013. (Community Impact Newspaper file photo)
Jerrod Gertsema has worked as an assistant principal at the high school since 2013. (Community Impact Newspaper file photo)

Jerrod Gertsema has worked as an assistant principal at the high school since 2013. (Community Impact Newspaper file photo)

Round Rock ISD announced July 9 that Jerrod Gertsema has been named the new principal for Success High School.

Gertsema has worked as an assistant principal at the high school since 2013 and was credited by the district in his hiring announcement for increasing summer graduation rates to their highest in four years during 2020. According to the district, Gertsema is a graduate of its Team One Program, which provides aspiring principals with professional development opportunities to gain skills related to the role.


“I’m excited to continue my servant leadership and personal and professional growth as the principal of Success High School,” Gertsema said in a district release. “I look forward to collaborating with all of Round Rock ISD’s leaders and the staff, community, parents and students at Success to seek continuous improvement to ensure equitable opportunities for all.”
By Brooke Sjoberg
Brooke Sjoberg is the Round Rock reporter for the Round Rock and Pflugerville/Hutto editions of Community Impact Newspaper. She worked for The Gonzales Inquirer, The Daily Texan and The Daily Dot among other publications before coming to Community Impact. Brooke is from Seguin, TX and graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 2020. Her last name is pronounced Show-burg.


MOST RECENT

The coffee chain offers hot and cold beverages, such as cold brew and frozen coffee as well as its own energy drink and muffins. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)
Dutch Bros Coffee opens in Round Rock

Dutch Bros Coffee held a grand opening for its 1700 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Ste. 850, Round Rock, location July …

The city’s first railroad quiet zone went into effect July 6, restricting train operators from blowing horns from CR 172 to Burnet Road, according to a press release from the city. (Taylor Jackson Buchanan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Round Rock implements first phase of railroad quiet zone

Phase 1 the city of Round Rock's railroad quiet zone went into effect July 6.

Leander Marketplace PUD would be located at the northeast corner of Hero Way and US 183. (Screenshot courtesy city of Leander)
Leander eyes development with restaurants, retail; Bin Drop opens in New Braunfels and more top Central Texas news

Read the top business and community news from the past week from the Central Texas area.

Round Rock City Council approved rezoning of property around the Dell campus to allow for its use as a data center. (Courtesy Switch)
Round Rock City Council rezones property near Dell HQ for Switch

Round Rock City Council approved a rezoning of property adjacent to the Dell Technologies global headquarters, which will be occupied by Switch's data center, July 22.

A planned unit development intended to be occupied entirely by rental units was unanimously approved for rezoning by Round Rock City Council on July 22. (Courtesy city of Round Rock)
Round Rock officials approve zoning change for Bell Yard rental community

Round Rock City Council approves rezoning of property for the Bell Yard planned unit development, which will be made up entirely of rental homes.

Round Rock ISD announced July 22 that a virtual learning option would be provided for students in kindergarten through sixth grade, citing COVID-19 vaccine availability and Williamson County's recent increase in reported cases. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Round Rock ISD announces virtual learning for grades K-6 this fall

Round Rock ISD announced July 22 that it will offer virtual learning for students in kindergarten through sixth grade and release its COVID-19 safety plan July 29.

Mortgage purchase applications are down year over year, but the Austin housing market remains hot. (Benton Graham/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin housing market still hot but showing signs of slowing down

Experts say that a decrease in mortgage purchase applications points to “a reversion back to norm” in the Austin housing market.

Peter Lake (left), chair of the Public Utility Commission of Texas, and Brad Jones, interim president and CEO of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, provided an update on state regulators' electric grid redesign efforts in Austin on July 22. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Regulators: Texas electric grid prepared for potentially record-breaking demand next week; 'once-in-a-generation reforms' underway

The heads of the agencies in charge of the Texas electric grid met in Austin on July 22 to provide updates on their grid reform efforts.

Z'Tejas margarita
Where to celebrate National Tequila Day this year around Austin

From mezcal bars to frozen margarita specials, here is a list of places to celebrate National Tequila Day on July 24.

Chief Jeff Yarbrough said he and Assistant Chief Jim Williby will travel to New Orleans on July 29 to present the department’s four-pillar policing model, which focuses on school safety, racial equity, behavioral health and student advocacy. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Round Rock ISD police chief to present department model at national conference

Round Rock ISD Police Chief Jeff Yarbrough and Assistant Chief Jim Lewis will present their department's four-pillar policing model at a national conference.

WCCHD vaccination drive
Outside consultants to review programs, performance of Williamson County’s health district

The firm will review services and programs offered by the Williamson County and Cities Health District as well as the performance of different departments.