Bullard ISD superintendent announces retirement date

Bullard ISD superintendent announces retirement date

BULLARD, TX (KLTV) - Bullard ISD Superintendent Todd Schneider announced a retirement date of June 2020 at Monday night’s school board meeting.

District spokeswoman Angie Stinson confirmed Schneider’s announcement.

Schneider has served Bullard ISD since 2015.

Tuesday, he shared a statement that was presented to the school district board. Read the full statement below.

“I am so proud of the team the school board has allowed us to build and more so, the united team you have become. You are strong leaders that make courageous decisions, love students, passionate about professional growth and committed to school improvement. I praise you for your desire to lead without public recognition while managing public criticisms and seemingly daily questioning of how you do your job.

All of you possess competitiveness and the high expectations for yourselves, your respective staffs and, most of all, your students. I thank you for helping create and buying into the vision we have built, and entrusted to build, by past and current board members. Your humility and desire to work together to improve this district in all areas assures me daily that Bullard ISD is in good hands. You rarely seek or receive credit publicly for the difficult work you do and do well day in and day out.

In my 46 years as Superintendent, as a team of 8 and with the support of an unparalleled staff, we have made great strides in improving district and campus leadership, organizational structure for future growth, the implementation of effective and efficient systems across the district and, most of all, the curricular structure and instructional strategies that improve student learning and performance. The resume of Bullard ISD over the last five years resonates educational transformation and progress like no other district in East Texas. The future is bright for our students!

To date, I have enjoyed 31 years in Texas Public Education, 16 as an administrator and 12 as a Superintendent. I am very thankful for all the students, secretaries, teachers, administrators, colleagues, parents, board members and a host of others that I have had the chance to work with on a daily basis. They have all made me a better leader, educator, friend, parent and husband. Bullard ISD has truly been a blessing to my family and I.”

“With all that said, through much prayer and contemplation, my wife and I have made a decision that we believe is best for our family. Tonight, I am announcing my intent to retire on June 30, 2020. I am announcing this now so that the Board has ample time to plan for the next leader of this great school district. Over the next year, I will continue to work hard to achieve the goals we have set and will collaborate with and assist the board to provide Bullard ISD with the best transition plan moving forward so that our success lives on. We are excited to start the next chapter of our lives and are confident you will improve upon Bullard ISD’s educational transformation and progress.”

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