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In a special board meeting held Monday, April 22, at 4 pm, Willis ISD Trustees, in a unanimous vote, named Dr. Kimberley James the new Superintendent of Schools for Willis ISD. The approval comes after a 21-day waiting period mandated by state law for contract negotiations.
Dr. James has been the Deputy Superintendent of Curriculum and instruction for Corpus Christi ISD, a district with a student enrollment of 33,107, since 2021. Before that, she was the Chief of Staff and a high school principal in Corpus Christi. 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.”