• Timeline

    This preliminary timeline is based on the assumption that a new superintendent for the Willis Independent School District will be on duty by June 3, 2024, and may be modified in accordance with Board wishes.


    November 30, 2023

    • Meet with the Board of Trustees to discuss superintendent search

    • Establish timeline

    December 4, 2023

    • Begin posting advertisements with the Texas Association of School Administrators, TexasISD.com and other appropriate national educational publications (Education Week and American Association of School Administrators)

    December 11, 2023

    • Mail letters of invitation to outstanding individuals known to have the prerequisite skills for the superintendency in the Willis Independent School District.

    • Contact and recruit outstanding professionals for nominations and applications for the position of superintendent of schools in the Willis Independent School District.

    January 10, 2024

    Community Engagement - Focus Groups with parents, taxpayers, teachers, leadership, students, faith leaders and thought leaders.         

    February 16, 2024

    • Application deadline

    February 20, 2024

    • Search consultants meet with the Board of Trustees to identify candidates for interviews.

    First Round of Interviews (no set number of candidates, usually 4-8)

    March 4, 5, 6, 2024

    Second Round of Interviews (two candidates)

    March 18-19, 2024

    March 25-29, 2024

    • Background checks

    • District visits

    • Final agreements

    April 1, 2024

    • Identification of finalist(s) for position of superintendent of schools

    • Begin twenty-one-day waiting period for official employment and contract execution (required by state law)

    April 1-22, 2024

    • Twenty-one-day period to finalize the details of contract

    • Candidate visits to the district

    April 22, 2024

    • Approve employment contract

    June 3, 2024

    • New superintendent assumes position