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525 N. Commerce St. Port Lavaca, TX. 77979 Ph: 361-552-9728 | Fax: 361-551-2648
Calhoun High School
201 Sandcrab Blvd. Port Lavaca, TX. 77979 Main Ph: 361-552-3775 | Main Fax: 361-551-2620
Travis Middle School
705 N. Nueces Port Lavaca Texas, 77979 Ph: 361-552-3784 | Fax: 361-551-2692
605 N. Commerce Port Lavaca Texas, 77979 Ph: 361-552-5253 | Fax: 361-551-2628
1512 Jackson St. Port Lavaca Texas, 77979 Ph: 361-552-3317 | Fax: 361-551-2699
Hope High School
300 Alcoa Dr. Port Lavaca, TX. 77979 Ph: 361-552-7084 | Fax: 361-551-2677
1801 West Broadway / P.O. Box 979 Seadrift, TX. 77983 Ph: 361-785-3511 | Fax: 361-785-5720
Port O'Connor Elementary
508 West Monroe Port O'Connor, TX. 77982 Ph: 361-983-2341 | Fax: 361-551-2605
December 11, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -
Dr. James Cowley named superintendent
The Calhoun County Independent School District (CCISD) Board of Trustees announced on December 11 that Dr. James Cowley has been named to serve as superintendent of schools.
The Board officially approved Cowley, who was recently-announced as “Lone Finalist”, for the position at a special-called meeting.
“The board is proud to welcome Dr. Cowley to Calhoun County ISD,” said Board President Steve Marwitz. “Dr. Cowley’s professional experiences and vision makes him the right choice to lead our schools.”
Cowley plans to relocate to the area and begin his work with the district on January 1, 2015.
"I am honored to be selected as superintendent for Calhoun County ISD and look forward to becoming a part of the community,” Cowley said. “I’m eager to begin working with teachers, staff members and administrators to provide the best education possible for our students and meet the educational expectations of our community stakeholders.”
Cowley is currently Superintendent of Linden-Kildare CISD, where he has served since 2011. He has also served as Assistant Superintendent and Curriculum Coordinator for Sunnyvale ISD, and at Saltillo ISD, he served as Elementary Principal, High School Principal and Director of Assessment and Technology.
Prior to Cowley’s administrative experience, he obtained fifteen years of classroom teaching experience in Junior High Science. Additionally, he was an adjunct professor at Texas A&M University-Commerce from 2001 to 2005 and an adjunct professor for Dallas Baptist University from 2012-2014.
Cowley holds a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Education and Agri-business, a Master of Education with a Minor in earth science and a Doctor of Educational Administration with an emphasis in elementary education. Cowley served as President of Texas Rural Education Association (TREA) in 2010-2011 and was chosen as the TREA Superintendent of the Year for 2012.
Cowley’s wife of more than 26 years, Carol, is a thirty year veteran educator and is currently the lead counselor at Sulphur Springs High School.Cowley’s daughter, Jessica, is a senior at Mississippi State University majoring in Animal and Dairy Science with an emphasis in Veterinary Science. His son, Jarred, is a sophomore Accounting Major at Mississippi State University.
Cowley’s parents were both educators in Texas public schools and his father, Harold Cowley, is a former Superintendent as well.
The process to fill the vacant superintendent position began in September, after the board hired an executive recruiting firm to facilitate a comprehensive search. Staff and community members provided feedback into the search in October and the Board interviewed the five most-qualified applicants in November.
Calhoun County ISD cares about the health, well-being, and safety of all students and staff. To ensure the health and safety of all, the District will continue to monitor the campuses, encourage prevention, and respond to situations dilligently.
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