WAXAHACHIE

The Waxahachie ISD Board of Trustees formally accepted the resignation of Dr. Jeremy Glenn and named the acting superintendent Thursday morning.

The trustees unanimously named Shelle Blaylock, WISD Assistant Superintendent of Leadership and Academics, as the acting superintendent until the board interviews and votes on an interim. Glenn was officially named the superintendent of Granbury ISD on Wednesday evening.

“I’m honored to serve this role for my district in a role that I feel love and compassion for,” Blaylock expressed. “Our goal is to continue with a steady start to the school year and to help our community ease into the 2018-19 school year, especially with the new high school out on the end of town.”

Blaylock added, “My goal is to help the board make the very best decision they can moving forward finding a superintendent. I told them that myself and my leadership team will do anything in our power to make this a highly successful, smooth process.”

Blaylock has served WISD for 13 years. She started her journey as a teacher at Northside and Felty Elementary. She then worked in the curriculum department before a stint as the principal of Howard Junior High. For the past four years, Blaylock has served in her current role as assistant superintendent of leadership and academics.

“I’m very honored to get to fulfill this and hope to be someone the board can rely on to help them and guide them through the process,” Blaylock said.

According to Jenny Bridges, WISD Director of Communications, the trustees are currently in the process of interviewing candidates to become the interim superintendent. The interim will serve in the role until a permanent superintendent is identified through the help of a search firm.

She noted the board is also seeking proposals for a superintendent search firm to "guide the board in the search for a new superintendent for Waxahachie ISD and will seek out qualified candidates for the position."

The board is determined to vote on an interim in the next couple of weeks and have a permanent superintendent hired and started by the second semester in January.

Lee Auvenshine, Deputy Superintendent of Human Resources and Legal Services, affirmed a called meeting would take place Aug. 28 to interview three potential candidates for the interim role.

Waxahachie ISD Board President Dusty Autrey did not want to disclose the name of the three candidates to eliminate any outside influence. But, he did hint that the candidates do not have any ties to Waxahachie.