WISD Board of Trustees Name Lone Finalist for Superintendent Position
On Tuesday, May 19th, the Board of Trustees of WISD in a unanimous vote, named Dr. Michael O'Guin as the Lone Finalist for the vacant Superintendent position. Dr. O'Guin comes to Wharton from the Hays Consolidated School District, where he helped serve 20,000 students as Assistant Superintendent and Deputy Academic Officer. Prior to Hays, he served as High School Principal in Nacogdoches, Texas. There is a State Mandate that the Board and Dr. O'Guin wait 21 days before executing a final contract. However, Dr. O'Guin will be visiting the district during that time to start meeting personnel and learning about WISD. Dr. O'Guin stated, "I would especially like to thank the Board for the wonderful opportunity to join the WISD team. My family and I are very excited to meet everyone and get to know the community. With the help of staff, students, and community, I look forward to addressing the challenges ahead of us. We are looking forward to meeting everyone and Go Tigers!"
Board President Christine Stransky stated, "We had a strong field of applicants. I am proud of the Board, and the hard work and time commitment they put into the process. We are very excited to have Dr. O'Guin join our team and look forward to working with him as we face the demands ahead of us. Please help us welcome Dr. O'Guin to our community."