Dr. Brent Ringo has been selected as the sole candidate for the position of Kerrville ISD Superintendent of Schools by the Board of Trustees of the Kerrville Independent School District after five years of service in Kerrville, Dr.
Mark Foust was promoted to the position of superintendent at Northwest Independent School District and Dr. Ringo will take up the responsibilities previously held by Foust. Ringo is currently working as the Chief Financial Officer for Garland ISD. In 2021, he was named one of the Top 100 CFOs in the United States and received this honor while serving in this capacity.
His areas of control include Human Resources, Finance, Budget, Payroll & Benefits, Facilities, Maintenance, Planning & Construction, Tax Services, and more. He is responsible for all of these areas. Dr. Ringo has provided his services to the school systems of Allen, Highland Park, Royce City, and Wylie, in addition to Garland Independent School District.
What Is His Experience On Campus
His experience on campus includes working as a teacher, a coach for football and basketball, an assistant principal, an associate principal, a principal, a director, an executive director, and an assistant superintendent.
Throughout his career, Ringo has primarily emphasized building exceptional teams committed to students’ academic success by implementing cutting-edge programs, soliciting participation from families and the surrounding community, and providing opportunities for professional development for faculty and staff.
“Joining the Antler family is an honor for myself and my family,” Ringo said. “It is evident the community cares about the students, and I am incredibly proud to join the world-class team in Kerrville ISD. Across the state, KISD is known for being a great place for students and families. I look forward to working collaboratively with the community and district to maintain the rich tradition of excellence that already exists and solving the challenges that lie ahead. Our family is excited to call Kerrville our new home. TFND!”
At Texas A&M University-Commerce, Ringo completed the requirements for a P.H.D. in Educational Administration with a concentration in Statistics. His dissertation examined issues of fairness in school funding for public school districts in the state of Texas.
He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin and his master’s degree in Educational Administration from Texas State University-San Marcos, both in Educational Administration. He attended the United States Military Academy at West Point for his bachelor’s degree. Well, read this news about A New Texas Law that Aims To Ban Polling Places In Colleges.
His children’s names are Brody, Kyle, and Kaylee, and they were born to him and his wife, Kristin. They have two children who are of school age and will send them to schools in the KISD.
Throughout the process of searching for a new superintendent, the Board of Trustees received assistance from the superintendent search company Thompson and Horton, LLP. The pool of 38 applications was narrowed down to a single finalist through an intensive screening and interviewing process that the Kerrville Independent School District Board of Trustees undertook.
“The board interviewed very talented and exceptional Texas public school leaders, any of whom could serve our district well as superintendent,” said Rolinda Schmidt, KISD Board of Trustees President. “We ultimately concluded Brent Ringo was the one candidate that possesses all the qualities identified by the focus group, which was comprised of district teachers and other staff, parents, and community leaders.”
On April 25, after a mandatory waiting time of 21 days imposed by the state, the Board will discuss whether or not to give final approval to Ringo’s contract. Ringo is scheduled to make his official debut on the job on May 1st, pending final approval.