Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Fort Worth ISD’s deputy superintendent bumped up to interim superintendent
Also this week, Dallas ISD's new interim super was named.
FORT WORTH In late May, news came through on the same day that the Dallas ISD and the Fort Worth ISD superintendents would be leaving their respective districts. This week, Alan King was named interim superintendent of Dallas ISD after much debate. And late Tuesday, Fort Worth ISD announced that their interim superintendent would be Walter Dansby, currently the deputy superintendent for the district.
Dansby started at the district as a history teacher in 1974. According to a statement, he's also served as a basketball coach, assistant principal, principal, executive director of instruction, and in other capacities. He graduated from Dunbar High School in Fort Worth ISD. He currently serves as the leader of the district's capital improvement program to renovate old buildings and add five new schools.
Apparently, Dansby joins the board during a time of "divisiveness" in the organization. He said in a statement, "I would hope we are able to bring this Board together for the benefit of children and put an end to the divisiveness that exists on the Board and in this city. I wholeheartedly support a statewide and national search for the next superintendent. It is very important that we remain completely transparent in this process. I will serve in this capacity as long as is necessary."
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