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Public offers input on new superintendent

Residents of Ennis had an opportunity to speak to a representative of the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) Executive Search Services on Wednesday about the qualifications and characteristics they’d like to see in the new Superintendent for Ennis ISD.
The Ennis ISD Board of Trustees held workshops yesterday as part of their search for a new superintendent to replace Dr. Eddie Dunn who announced his retirement this year.
Butch Felkner, who serves as the Director of the Executive Search division of TASB, asked community members what the strengths of the school district are.
Ennis resident Shirley Watson said the district is genuinely interested about the schools and the education of the children. Another community member, Angelica Zuniga, said she liked that the community is involved with the schools.
“It’s an open community for the parents to get involved in their children’s school activities,” Zuniga said.
Ennis resident Dr. Bill Kinzie said the school district has been fortunate to have great leaders in the past 10 years. The school district has done a good job in dealing with diversity.
Felkner then asked the community members about the top issues and concerns facing the district.
Kinzie said the district should do more to help the kids who aren’t necessarily going to college, calling for more vocational programs.
Ennis resident Sandy Evans said her concerns were different than the average parent because she has a special-needs child. She also addressed concern about the issue of teachers teaching the TAKS test.
“It’s hard trying to make the district understand that 20 children in a classroom don’t all learn the same way,” she said.

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