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Dr. Kimberley James, Superintendent

 
Dr. Kimberley James was named Superintendent of Schools in April 2024. 
 
Dr. James most recently served as the Deputy Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction for Corpus Christi ISD, a district with a student enrollment of 33,107. Before that, she was the Chief of Staff and a high school principal in the same district. Dr. James has also served as a special education teacher, dance team director, assistant principal and principal at all secondary levels in Humble ISD, Aldine ISD and Aransas County ISD.
 
With more than three decades in public education, Dr. James brings significant experience in curriculum design, professional development and school leadership. Among her many highlights, Dr. James is a turnaround principal known for improving instructional outcomes and developing academic systems focused on students' individual needs while also specializing in the development of strong employee teams and fostering parent involvement.
 
“I am thrilled for the opportunity to serve as superintendent of Willis ISD and to partner with the employees, parents and community as we soar to new heights and uncover new horizons,” said Dr. James. “Joining a community that values family, children and faith as much as I do is a dream come true for me.”

“As a board, we have been committed to finding the absolute best candidate to serve as superintendent of Willis ISD,” said board president Kyle Hoegemeyer. “During surveys and focus groups, we heard from our community that you wanted a leader who is strong in academics and focused on parent and community relations. Dr. James is student-centered, visionary and innovative. She is a committed ambassador for public education, and we could not be more excited to welcome her with open arms.”

Dr. James holds a doctorate in educational leadership from Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi, a Master's degree in education administration from Stephen F. Austin University and a bachelor’s degree in Education from Southwest Texas State University.

To learn more about Dr. James, click here to read her full bio.

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Carol Rodgers

Mrs. Rodgers is the Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent. She has been with the district for 37 years.