Seguin Today: Navarro ISD wraps up superintendent search by naming lone finalist

Thursday, April 16, 2020

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Seguin, TX, USA / Seguin Today | Cindy Aguirre

(Geronimo) — The Navarro ISD has unanimously named a lone finalist for the position of superintendent of schools.

After months of conducting a superintendent search, the school board on Tuesday night announced Wendi Russell as its selection for the position. Russell currently serves as the interim superintendent for Pecos Barstow Toyah ISD located in West Texas. Russell is a 30 year veteran in the field of education and is originally from Sherman located in North Texas. In addition to Pecos, she has also previously served as an assistant superintendent in VanAlstyne ISD.

Russell tells the Seguin Daily News that she is excited and ready to begin her new journey in Navarro.

“I’m humbled by the offer and I am truly excited. I’m excited about the great things that are happening in Navarro and I want to be able to come in and expand the great things that are happening and maybe grow new programs as well so we can offer a premiere education as well for all of our students,” said Russell.

Russell says after learning about the Navarro ISD, it didn’t take her long to realize that this was a place that she wanted to be.

“Honestly as I looked at districts to apply, I’m very selective in any district that I would have applied in. I’ve only applied for about three superintendent jobs so the district is so community based that the district drives the community and they have such great parent involvement, student involvement and that’s  I was looking for — was a place that has a hometown feel and it felt like home the minute that I drove in and we stayed in a hotel and look around through the community. It felt like home and that speaks volumes to the phenomenal things that have been happening in Navarro and what is to come with the growth,” said Russell.

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