BULLARD – Local schools superintendent Todd Schneider has tendered his resignation to the Bullard ISD Board of Trustees, effective Aug. 31.
In a release issued Thursday by the Bullard school district, Schneider said he was “blessed to lead the district for the past four and a half years, watching you love and teach our students daily.
“After 31 years in Texas public education, I am looking forward to serving this district as a parent and community member,” he said. “Thank you for all your support and dedication to the district during my tenure.”
Bullard school board president Tony Johnson said Friday that district officials “wish him well in his retirement,” but added that Schneider's “leadership, vision and dedication to the district and staff, and his love for his students, will be missed.”
He was hired in January 2015 to lead the Bullard district – whose 2018 pre-K through 12th grade enrollment was 2,608 – after serving as superintendent of Martin's Mill ISD, assistant superintendent of Kathy ISD and assistant principal for Crandall ISD, along with teaching and coaching positions for the Spring Branch, Crandall and Kemp school districts.
“Having Mr. Schneider to serve as our superintendent has truly been a blessing to our district in so many ways. We have seen improvements in test scores, more education opportunities for our students, as well as improvements in new and renovated buildings. He has helped Bullard to become an innovative district in the East Texas Area,” Johnson said. “We are disappointed that he chose to retire, but we understand that retirement is something we all look to do someday, and we respect Mr. Schneider's decision.”
Trustees will meet on Monday to interview search firms that will aid in finding Schneider's successor.
“It is our desire to have a superintendent in place no later than March of 2020,” Johnson said.