RED OAK — With the school year quickly approaching, Red Oak ISD recently highlighted four key members of its leadership team that joined the district over the summer.

A district email stated each new hire brings a unique strength to the team and all add to a dynamic team that has a "KIDS 1st" mentality and approach.

Patrick Torres

Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction

Patrick Torres has been in education for 24 years. He comes to the district having led numerous successful initiatives. Superintendent Michael Goddard stated, "Patrick Torres brings a wealth of experience as a teacher, coach and administrator. He has been in the classroom, the conference room and the competition arena and knows what it means to be successful. He is a man who prioritizes faith and family."

Garry Gorman

Executive Director of Elementary Learning

Garry Gorman has been an educator since 1996. He served as a principal for five years in Prosper ISD. During his tenure in Prosper, his campus was awarded the 2017 Excellence in Professional Learning from Learning Forward Texas.

Rob Myers

Director of Fine Arts

Rob Myers began his career in 2000 as an assistant band director. Before coming to Red Oak, he served as Coordinator of Fine Arts in Arlington ISD. Red Oak ISD Superintendent Michael Goddard stated, "Rob comes to us with a wealth of experience in Fine Arts as well as great respect across the State of Texas. He is one of the premier Fine Arts Directors. I love his vision for our Fine Arts programs and the support he will provide to our students and staff. We are very excited to add such a high-quality person of integrity and passion."

Dr. Miller Beaird

Principal of Red Oak High School

Dr. Miller Beaird joins the Red Oak team after serving as middle school principal in Burleson ISD for the last 5 years. Dr. Beaird was a finalist for the H-E-B Excellence in Education Administrator Award. Additionally, he was a finalist for the Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) Administrator of the Year Award for two consecutive years. The schools he has led have been recognized as some of the best in the state by the Texas Business Education Coalition (TBEC) and the magazine Texas Monthly.