GCISD's Robin Ryan named regional superintendent of the year

GCISD Superintendent Robin Ryan (front right) was recently selected as the Region 11 Superintendent of the Year.

GCISD Superintendent Robin Ryan (front right) was recently selected as the Region 11 Superintendent of the Year.

On May 30 a panel of school board members selected Grapevine-Colleyville ISD Superintendent Robin Ryan as the Region 11 Superintendent of the Year for 2018.

The award serves to honor outstanding Texas administrators for achievement and excellence in public school administration. A press release said candidates for the award must be nominated by their school boards and are chosen for their strong leadership skills, dedication to improving the quality of education in their districts, commitment to public support and involvement in education, and ability to build good employee relations among teachers and staff members.

As the Region 11 winner, Ryan will move on to the state level of the competition. The state selection committee will interview all regional winners on Aug. 24-25 and choose five finalists. The finalists will be called to participate in a second interview by the state selection committee in September. The state winner will then be announced at the Texas Association of School Administrators/Texas Association of School Boards joint annual convention on Sept. 28.

The state winner of the Superintendent of the Year award receives a $5,000 professional development award, which will be presented at the 2018 TASA/TASB Joint Annual Convention.

Ryan, who has 24 years of administrative experience, has served GCISD as superintendent of schools for nearly seven years. His experience in education spans more than 30 years, serving as a teacher and coach in Hurst-Euless-Bedford and Graham ISDs; a principal in San Angelo, Carroll and GCISD; and chief academic officer and area superintendent in Dallas ISD

The press release said the selection panel was not only impressed with the achievements Ryan has made as
superintendent but admired his views on education and the relationships that are crucial to a successful school experience.

“Throughout his interview, Ryan continued to give credit to his team and others who ultimately did the work,” said Julie Cole, trustee for Hurst-Euless Bedford ISD.

Also nominated for this year’s award were Telena Wright from Argyle ISD, Jim Chadwell from Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD and Kevin Rogers from Lewisville ISD.
By Miranda Jaimes

Editor, Frisco & McKinney

Miranda joined Community Impact Newspaper as an editor in August 2017 with the Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake edition. In 2019 she transitioned to editor for the McKinney edition. She began covering Frisco as well in 2020. Miranda covers local government, transportation, business and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Miranda served as managing editor for The Prosper Press, The Anna-Melissa Tribune and The Van Alstyne Leader, and before that reported and did design for The Herald Democrat, a daily newspaper in Grayson County. She graduated with a degree in journalism from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014.



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