DISD planning for Bostic’s departure

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The Denton school district is working on a transition plan for Assistant Superintendent Robert Bostic’s exit from the district now that he has been formally hired as superintendent for the Stafford Municipal School District.

The Stafford school board voted unanimously last week to hire Bostic, 44, as its new superintendent, according to Stafford officials. He was named Stafford’s lone finalist for the job April 16, and state law required the district to wait 21 days before officially hiring him.

Stafford is in Fort Bend County southwest of Houston.

“We are excited for Dr. Bostic to be able to take his skills and qualifications to Stafford,” Denton Superintendent Jamie Wilson wrote in a message Friday. “In the interim we will be dividing duties among existing personnel. In his role of assistant superintendent, he was directly responsible for the day-to-day administrative operations for the district.”

Ed Castillo, the Stafford school board president, said officials there expect Bostic to begin work fairly soon. He said that he’s looking forward to working with him.

“We’re very excited to have him on board and looking forward to his leadership and to help us increase the academic excellence in our district,” Castillo said. “He’s a great leader. He’s an individual that embraces technology, a very excellent communicator. We need someone like him to help provide leadership.”

An attempt to reach Bostic on Friday was unsuccessful. In a previous interview, he called the Stafford job “a wonderful opportunity to help serve more kids” and “a great leadership career opportunity” for him and his family. Stafford has an enrollment of more than 3,200 students, according to the district website.

Bostic has worked for the Denton school district since 2009. He originally was hired as Denton’s director of instructional technology. He went on to serve as the district’s director of school leadership, and in 2012 was named assistant superintendent for academic programs.

During his tenure in Denton, he’s been instrumental in forming a competitive robotics league, Denton I-Bot, and in founding the Technology Integration Academy, a summer technology conference held in Denton that last year drew 1,200 participants from Texas and surrounding states.

Bostic’s career as an educator spans more than 20 years.

BRITNEY TABOR can be reached at 940-566-6876 and via Twitter at @BritneyTabor.


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