Longtime Aubrey school district employee Debby Sanders was named the district’s superintendent, as trustees voted to officially hire her during Wednesday night’s board meeting.
The vote comes about a year after Sanders was named the district’s interim superintendent for a one-year term and exactly 21 days after being named the lone finalist for the superintendent job.
She succeeds James Monaco, who resigned as superintendent and now serves as the district’s chief financial officer.
“No one will ever know what it means to me to be the guiding light for Aubrey ISD,” Sanders said in a prepared statement by phone Wednesday.
“I have been in this school system for 12 years as a student and 34 years as a teacher-leader. My heart, mind and soul are invested in this system.
“As when anyone gets to have the opportunity to have their dream job, I am ecstatic. With the help of the staff, I want to continue to take the schools in Aubrey toward greatness.”
Sanders, 58, started her education career in Aubrey in 1980, and has worked as a district administrator since 2002.
In her time with the Aubrey school district, she’s served as a math teacher, girls basketball coach, counselor, principal and central office administrator.