Superintendent Resignation Announced
October 27, 2020
At the Oct. 26 meeting, the Dripping Springs ISD Board of Trustees and Superintendent Todd Washburn agreed that Mr. Washburn will resign at the end of the fall 2020 semester. In the near term, he will take personal leave to attend to family health matters. Mr. Washburn joined Dripping Springs ISD in November 2019.
“After reflecting on and discussing professional and personal contrasts with my family, I have conceded it is in the best interest of students, teachers, staff and community for me to permanently step away from the superintendent's role,” said Superintendent Washburn. “Understandably, this is a challenging phase for everyone, even without a change in leadership. I want this transition to take place as smoothly as possible. I believe that making this transition promptly is the right thing for the school district and my family.”
Board President Carrie Kroll and the DSISD Board of Trustees stated: “After considering Mr. Washburn’s proposal to transition out of his role as Superintendent, we have determined that accepting his resignation and hiring an interim superintendent as expeditiously as possible is the best path forward for the District. We thank Mr. Washburn for his contributions to public education over his career and during his time at DSISD. Further, we appreciate his efforts since March to ensure that learning hasn’t been interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Superintendent Search Process:
The DSISD Board of Trustees will develop the process and timeline to search for a new, permanent superintendent, including interviewing firms that specialize in superintendent searches and recruitment. Opportunities for stakeholder input will be planned as part of the search process.