The search for Taylor ISD’s next superintendent has begun.

On Oct. 5, the Taylor ISD school board chose JG Consulting as the search firm to find the district’s next superintendent. The decision was made during a special called meeting that evening.

The board interviewed JG Consulting and two other firms, Arrow Educational Services and Region XIII Superintendent Search Services. Trustees discussed each firm’s presentation in open discussion before reaching a decision.

“As a whole we all agreed that the search platform presented by James Guerra and Dr. Robert Jaklich with JG Consulting would cast a bigger net that would expand our search nationwide,” said Marco Ortiz, board president. “They also believe that meeting with district staff, students if possible, parents and stakeholders within the community is important to the search process.”

Oritiz said the search process with individual trustee interviews began earlier this past week.

“Our firm will begin conducting community stakeholder meetings, in-person and virtually, beginning next Tuesday, Oct. 20,” added Guerra, “which takes approximately two weeks to complete.”

The person JG Consulting will help to find will replace current superintendent Keith Brown. Brown resigned in August and plans to remain Taylor ISD’s lead administrator until Jan. 27, 2021.

“The Taylor ISD board of trustees is grateful for Mr. Brown for his service to the students and staff of Taylor ISD and wish him nothing but success in the future,” said a press release from the district.

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