Birdville school district officials on Thursday chose the lone finalist for their vacant superintendent position.
Darrell Brown, 50, superintendent of the exemplary-rated Forney school district (20 miles east of Dallas) is slated to sign a contract on May 19, after the state mandated 21-day waiting period. The school district is planning a welcome reception for the community also on May 19.
If hired, Brown is to take the helm in July. He replaces former superintendent Stephen Waddell, who became Lewisville schools chief in March.
Birdville school board president Joe Tolbert told the audience at the Thursday meeting that the board had conducted about 30 hours of candidate interviews and deliberation. Tolbert and two other trustees on Wednesday visited Forney schools to talk to school and community leaders.
After the vote, the district held a small reception to meet Dr. Brown and his family.
Later in the meeting, trustees approved two principal appointments: Jed Carleton, who has been assistant principal at the Academy at C.F. Thomas, will be principal of Richland Elementary School. He replaces the retiring DeeDee Peacock.
Kyle Pekurney will move from assistant principal at Richland High School to principal at Smithfield Middle School. He replaces Jeff Russell, who has been named principal at Haltom Middle School for next year.