Board of Trustees names Todd Smith as Lone Finalist for Azle ISD Superintendent
*June 22, 2020 Update - The Azle ISD Board of Trustees voted unanimously to name Todd Smith Superintendent of Azle ISD.
Azle ISD Board of Trustees named Interim Superintendent Todd Smith as the lone finalist for Superintendent of the district at a Special Board Meeting on Saturday, May 30.
Smith just completed his 26th school year in Azle ISD, with 13 years in campus administration and six years as a district administrator. He taught Agricultural Science at the high school, served as a high school assistant principal, principal of Walnut Creek Elementary, director of district operations, assistant superintendent, and has been serving as the district’s interim superintendent since March of 2020.
He earned his Bachelor of Science and Master’s degree in Educational Administration from Tarleton State University and holds various certifications including superintendent certification and mid-management certification. Smith is also a member of many professional and community organizations. He lives in the area with his wife, Shannon. They have two sons who both graduated from Azle High School and two grandchildren.
“The Board is extremely pleased to name Todd as the lone finalist. He has done a tremendous job in a time of uncertainty, and we are confident in his ability to continue leading the district and to ensure that all students in Azle ISD get the best education possible. We appreciate his commitment to the students, staff, and community members of Azle ISD, and are looking forward to working with him for years to come,” said Board President, Bill Lane.
“Azle ISD is a special community in which I am proud to be a part of. I am very thankful to the Azle ISD Board of Trustees for their support and for providing the opportunity to serve as Interim Superintendent the last several months and now allowing for this opportunity,” said Smith. “My commitment is to continue our process of “Making a Difference” in the lives of our students. We face many challenges; including planning for how school will look in the future. There will be many difficult decisions to navigate in the upcoming months. I believe we have the best staff, students, and community support in the State, and Azle ISD will continue to shine, even in these unknown times.”
Once announced as a lone finalist, the state of Texas requires a 21-day waiting period before a candidate can officially be hired as superintendent.