Ask the editor: How are school superintendents hired?

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With Klein ISD Superintendent Bret Champion’s impending resignation, the KISD board of trustees is already searching for the district’s next leader.

In Texas, the local elected school board of trustees is responsible for hiring superintendents, according to the Texas Education Agency.

The vacancy or job posting is required to be posted for at least 10 days. Then the board must give public notice of the finalists being considered for the position at least 21 days before the date of the meeting at which a final vote is to be taken on the employment of the person, according to Texas Government Code.

Qualified candidates are required to hold a Superintendent Certificate, according to the Texas Education Code.
Candidates are expected to exhibit instructional leadership, administration, supervision and communication skills; and are responsible for curriculum and instruction management, performance evaluation and fiscal management.

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Hannah Zedaker
Born and raised in Cypress, Texas, Hannah Zedaker graduated from Sam Houston State University in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in mass communication and a minor in political science. She began as an intern with Community Impact Newspaper in 2015 and was hired upon graduation as a reporter for The Woodlands edition in May 2016. In January 2019, she was promoted to serve as the editor of the Spring/Klein edition where she covers Spring ISD and Harris County Commissioners Court, in addition to business, development and transportation news.
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