Coahoma ISD names new superintendent

COAHOMA — Coahoma Independent School District officials have tabbed Amy Jacobs of Marble Falls to be their next superintendent.Jacobs was named the “lone finalist” for the superintendent position during the CISD trustee meeting Tuesday evening. She will replace Dr. Randy Brown, who resigned earlier this year to accept a similar position with Snyder ISD.State law requires the CISD board to wait 21 days before formally offering the job to Jacobs.Jacobs' hiring will culminate a months-long search which attracted more than 50 applicants, CISD Board President Brian Moore said.“First of all, I want to say how proud I am of the job the board and our interim superintendent, Gary Ferrell, did during this process,” Moore said. “I think (Jacobs) brings a lot of experience to the table and we believe she is the right person to lead this school district.”Jacobs will become Howard County's first female public school superintendent, but gender played no role in her hiring, Moore said.“After talking to her, you won't see a woman leading this district, you'll see a leader leading this district,” he said.Jacobs, a Monahans native is currently assistant superintendent of academic programs at Marble Falls ISD, where she has also served as executive director of curriculum and instruction, executive director of secondary education, associate high school principal and as a high school English teacher.Prior to joining Marble Falls ISD, she held teaching positions at Cayuga and Palestine school districts.Jacobs graduated from Monahans High School and attended Angelo State University in San Angelo, where she received her bachelor of arts degree in 1993 with a major in secondary English and a minor in secondary kinesiology. She received her master of 3ducation degree in educational administration from Stephen F. Austin State University in 1996, and completed her superintendent certification in 2010 from Angelo State University.She is currently enrolled in the doctoral program in educational leadership at Texas Tech University.Her husband, Bryan, is currently a science teacher and coach at Marble Falls. The couple has three children, a high school freshman daughter and two sons, one in kindergarten and the other in first grade.Following the trustees' Dec. 15 meeting, a public reception for the Jacobs family will be held at the elementary school cafeteria.