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Thompson & Horton LLP Selected to Conduct Superintendent Search

At the Oct. 25 Eanes ISD Board Special Meeting, the Board of Trustees interviewed and voted 7-0 to hire Thompson & Horton LLP to conduct the search for the next Superintendent of Schools. 

This action follows the announcement on October 19 by Dr. Tom Leonard of his intention to retire as Eanes ISD Superintendent. The board’s aim is to have the next superintendent in place prior to the beginning of the 2022-2023 school year. 

Trustees met with Thompson & Horton LLP and Ray and Associates, Inc. Monday in both open and closed sessions. The Board originally scheduled a third firm to interview but had questions on the proposal and did not feel it was appropriate to proceed with that interview.   

“It is incredibly important for the Eanes community to work collaboratively through this transition to ensure our students and staff have the best opportunity to build upon the strength of this district,” said Board President John Havenstrite. “Community participation will be vital and toward that end, we will have a process that engages and respects our diversity.”

Based out of Houston but with an office in Austin, Thompson & Horton LLP has a wealth of professional experience and work in public education and is very familiar with Texas school superintendents and national school leaders. The firm promises a process that ensures constituents and opinion leaders have an opportunity to give input into the search for a new school superintendent.

Information about the search process will be shared through parent emails, social media and the Eanes ISD website. While the specifics of the search firm’s process have not been finalized, the search will rely on parent, staff, student and community feedback.