New Caney ISD names Matt Calvert superintendent

Matt Calvert was named the New Caney ISD superintendent at a April 6 special board meeting. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
Matt Calvert was named the New Caney ISD superintendent at a April 6 special board meeting. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)

Matt Calvert was named the New Caney ISD superintendent at a April 6 special board meeting. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)

At an April 6 special meeting, the New Caney ISD board of trustees named Matt Calvert its superintendent.

Calvert has served the district as interim superintendent since November. Previously he served as deputy superintendent and executive director of finance.

“Mr. Calvert has demonstrated a tremendous commitment to the New Caney ISD community, especially our students, over the last six years,” board President Chad Turner said in an April 6 press release. “His knowledge and experience have been important in helping our district grow, but it’s his responsible stewardship of our district through some difficult times that really stands out. It’s important that our community has trust in the school district. Mr. Calvert has earned our trust, and we can look forward to a bright future under his leadership.”

The press release said Calvert has helped the district with its strategic planning and improvement process, including the construction of Dogwood Elementary School, Infinity Early College High School, the district natatorium, the new Keefer Crossing Middle School and the district’s third comprehensive high school.

“I am honored and grateful to have the opportunity to serve New Caney ISD as superintendent of schools,” Calvert said. “There are such wonderful people in this community, and I am in awe of the professionalism and dedication to students our staff continually demonstrate in their work. New Caney ISD is one of the most dynamic school districts in Texas. It is a privilege to work here and the opportunity of a lifetime to serve as superintendent. We will continue to put students first in all that we do and work as hard as we can to provide a great education to the children of this community.”


Calvert was named the lone finalist at the board's March 15 meeting. The board was required by Texas law to wait 21 days before officially hiring him.
By Andy Li
Originally from Boone, North Carolina, Andy Li is a graduate of East Carolina University with degrees in Communication with a concentration in Journalism and Political Science. While in school, he worked as a performing arts reporter, news, arts and copy editor and a columnist at the campus newspaper, The East Carolinian. He also had the privilege to work with NPR’s Next Generation Radio, a project for student journalists exploring radio news. Moving to Houston in May 2019, he now works as the reporter for the Conroe/Montgomery edition of Community Impact Newspaper.


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