Royse City ISD trustees last Friday announced that they have unanimously approved Thompson & Horton LLP to lead the upcoming search for a new leader to fill the void left by the retirement in December of longtime superintendent Kevin Worthy.
According to district officials, consultants Dr. Mike Moses, Dr. Curtis Culwell and David Thompson will assist RCISD in the development of a timeline, application process and solicitation of input from staff, parents and the community.
Trustees interviewed three superintendent search firms before giving the go-ahead to bring Thompson & Horton on board.
“On behalf of the School Board, we are excited and eager to work with Thompson & Horton on this important process,” said Scott Muckensturm, who serves as president of the Board. “As proven leaders in education across the state, they bring a wealth of experience in cultivating a process to make the selection of a school superintendent an authentic and successful one.
“We look forward to learning what matters most to parents, staff and the community.”
Worthy retired in December after more than 12 years in the role as superintendent for RCISD and 31 years in education but his legacy will remain moving forward with the district’s second high school scheduled to open in August of 2027 as Kevin Worthy Fate High School
Thompson is an attorney with Thompson & Horton LLP and is a former associate executive director for the Texas Association of School Boards and served as general counsel for the Texas Education Agency.
Moses previously served as the Texas Commissioner of Education from 1995 to 1999, was deputy chancellor and professor of educational administration for the Texas Tech University System from 1999 to 2000 and superintendent for Dallas ISD from 2000 to 2004.
Moses has served as superintendent of schools in four districts in Texas including a small, mid-size and large district.
Culwell has been a superintendent in three Texas school districts, including Garland ISD. He has also served as the first executive director for the Texas School Alliance and he currently is a member of the UIL state executive committee.
District officials say they will issue updates on the timeline and input opportunities and updates will be provided to staff, parents and the community along the way.
The district will also accept feedback directly to the school board anytime at email@example.com.