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NISD Superintendent Brian Woods to retire after 30 years

Brian Woods started his NISD tenure as a social research trainer in 1992.

SAN ANTONIO — After 30 years with Northside ISD and a decade within the superintendent’s chair, Brian Woods is ready to retire. 

The district, the most important in San Antonio and servicing greater than 100,000 college students, announced Woods’s choice on Thursday, saying he’ll depart his position on the finish of the 2022-’23 year. He began as a social research trainer in 1992 earlier than occurring to serve in quite a lot of management roles, together with principal and deputy superintendent. 

“This district has been my professional family for more than 30 years and I will be forever grateful to the parents, students and staff who have called Northside home,” Woods is quoted as saying within the district’s information launch. 

Named (*30*) Superintendent of the Year in 2018 and a nationwide finalist for the dignity in 2019, Woods oversaw NISD because it added 13 new faculties and established a number of magnet packages, in accordance to the district’s launch. Prior to arriving, he acquired his doctorate in academic management from UTSA, and went on to be the lone finalist within the district’s superintendent search in 2012. 

Woods’s tenure was capped by main NISD via a tumultuous pandemic interval in addition to current allegations that the district was pressuring its staff to vote in a summertime bond election which might have benefited the college system. 

In NISD’s launch, board of trustees President Karen Freeman signaled optimism in regards to the impending seek for Woods’s successor, saying the district’s fame “will allow us to attract the best, most qualified candidates for the job.”

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