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Superintendent Search

On May 30 Midland ISD named Cedar Hill ISD Superintendent of Schools Orlando Riddick its new superintendent. Below is a timeline of events. CHISD will update this page with the latest information about the district’s search for a new superintendent.



May 30 - Orlando Riddick accepts position in Midland

Midland ISD names Orlando Riddick as new superintendent.

June 12 - CHISD names interim superintendent
Cedar Hill ISD Board of Trustees announces Larry Watson, Ed.D., as interim superintendent. Watson retired from Crandall ISD as superintendent and was a former CHISD principal and administrator. Read his full biography here
 Larry Watson
 Larry Watson, Ed.D.


Aug. 7 - Search firm RFP approved
Cedar Hill ISD Board of Trustees approves RFP for superintendent search firm. The deadline for response is Aug. 25.  
Information about public forums to discuss the superintendent search will be posted once meetings are scheduled.

Sept. 6 - CHISD Board Hires Executive Search Firm
The Cedar Hill ISD Board of Trustees selects Executive Search Services, a service of the Texas Association of School Boards, to find candidates for the superintendent position. The district will host community meetings to discuss the process and the characteristics and qualities of the new superintendent. Once meetings are scheduled, dates and times will be posted.  

Sept. 29 - Community Meeting Dates Posted
The CHISD Board of Trustees set community meeting dates to receive public comment on the qualifications of the new superintendent. Meetings to be held Oct. 2-4. Dates and times are posted on the district’s calendar.
Nov. 13 - Board Narrows Candidate List
The CHISD Board of Trustees narrow the candidate list and are in the second round of interviews. 
Dec. 30 - Board Names Lone Finalist
The CHISD Board of Trustees names Billy Snow, Ed.D., as the lone finalist for the position. Snow comes to the district from Dallas ISD where he served as Chief of Transformation and Innovation. The superintendent hiring process includes a state-mandated 21-day waiting period. Snow is expected to sign a contract and assume duties the week of January 22. 
Billy Snow, Ed.D.
Jan. 22 - Called Board Meeting
The board is scheduled to approve the hiring of Billy Snow, Ed.D., the lone finalist for the superintendent position. A reception will follow the 6 p.m. meeting at the Cedar Hill Government Center; all are welcome.