instarisdDr. Jeannie Stone, who has been serving as RISD's Interim Superintendent since June, has been named the Lone Finalist for the permanent position by the RISD Board of Trustees.
"The Board has had the unique opportunity to observe Dr. Stone leading our district with distinction as Interim Superintendent over the past months," said Board President Kim Caston. "During that time we have been able to witness first-hand that she possesses all of the desired superintendent profile characteristics, as identified by the Board and supported by the staff and community. We believe we have selected exactly the right person to lead RISD and build on our momentum as we focus on our important vision of growth for all."
"I am honored and humbled to be asked to lead Richardson ISD," said Dr. Stone. "I sincerely love this school district, and I will continue to work together with our staff, community, and Board of Trustees to ensure that all students learn, grow, and succeed."
The Lone Finalist designation is a requirement under Texas law, and begins a 21-day window before the hire can be finalized at the January 9 meeting of the Board.
Stone joined RISD in 2015 as Deputy Superintendent over Curriculum and Instruction. She became Acting Superintendent in April when former superintendent Dr. Kay Waggoner took a leave of absence, and was named Interim Superintendent in June when Dr. Waggoner announced her retirement.
Stone holds a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Texas at Arlington, a master's degree in Education from Texas A&M Commerce, and earned her doctorate in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. She has 26 years of experience in education, beginning as a middle school English teacher.
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