TERRELL, Texas — The Terrell Independent School District has named a lone finalist for the recently vacated superintendent position.

During a special-called meeting of the Terrell ISD Board of Truestess, on Tuesday, November 19, 2019, board members selected Dr. Georgeanne Warnock as the lone finalist for the position of Superintendent of Schools.

Warnock currently serves as the Associate Superintendent of Education at Carollton-Farmers Branch ISD and is expected to assume the role at Terrell ISD on Monday, January 6, 2020.

“I am incredibly honored to serve as the next Terrell ISD Superintendent of Schools, and I am grateful to the Board of Trustees for the opportunity,” Warnock stated. “We will continue to build excellence and innovation for each child in Terrell with collaboration, community partnerships, family engagement, and a ‘students first’ mindset.  There is a rich legacy and tradition in Terrell, and a bright future ahead.  With great enthusiasm, we look forward to joining the Terrell community.”

Warnock will replace interim superintendent and retired Kaufman County Judge Bruce Wood — who has been serving since August 14 after then-Superintendent Micheal French announced his resignation.

In interviewing for the position, the Terrell ISD Board of Trustees received 43 applications for the position. Those 43 applicants were narrowed down over a series of special-called meetings and interviews over the past month.

“I, as well as the other board members, are confident in Dr. Warnock’s ability to continue to lead the District toward a path of innovation and student success,” stated Dena Risinger, Terrell ISD School Board President. “We are incredibly impressed with Dr. Warnock’s vision, academic expertise, and student first mindset."

"She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table, and we look forward to her joining our fantastic leadership team," continued Risinger. "We are extremely pleased with the advances Terrell ISD has made over the last six years, and we take this next step with full assurance that the best is yet to come.”

By law, school districts are required to name a lone finalist for the superintendent position 21 days prior to finalizing the decision.

Additional information from Terrell ISD:

"Dr. Warnock holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and English from Trinity University, a Master of Education in Secondary Education from the University of North Texas, a Master of Education in Education Administration from the University of North Texas, and a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from the University of North Texas.

Her 21-year tenure in education has been spent faithfully serving the students and families of Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD. Prior to beginning her current role as Associate Superintendent in 2013, Dr. Warnock served as the Principal for R.L. Turner High School for four years, Associate Principal for R.L. Turner High School for three years, Assistant Principal for Creekview High School for two years, and an English and Social Studies teacher for Creekview High School for five years.

Dr. Warnock is married to Matt Warnock and the couple have four children: Connor 18, Mitchell 18, Matthew 15, Caden 11."