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Many Dallas ISD Administrators Will Have To Reapply For Jobs

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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Newly hired Dallas Schools Superintendent Mike Miles is completing his revamped School Leadership Team, and it does not include a large number of DISD administrators who anticipated being re-hired under the plan.

Miles announced the recruitment of Sylvia Reyna, new Chief of School Leadership, from the Fort Worth School District on Tuesday. Under Reyna, 25 positions, including Assistant Superintendents and Executive Directors have been appointed.

So far, only two DISD employees were issued notices that their jobs were ending and received appointments under the new system.  Veteran administrator Shirley Ison-Newsome, and Learning Community  Leslie Williams are the only two out of 80 notified employees receiving placements so far.

Miles did promote five DISD principals to School Leadership directorships. But dozens of other administrators who worked in areas such as curriculum, teaching and learning and professional development divisions will see those positions officially end August 31.

Dallas School Administrators Association director Linda Isaacks said administrators who were told to reapply for jobs supported Miles’ reform plan, but still are facing an uncertain future.  “I think some are hopeful they’ll get a position, but so far have not,” Isaacks said.

Wednesday morning, another group of Dallas ISD employees received notices informing them of their jobs will end.  Workers connected to the district’s Communications Division were issued letters indicating positions were closing in August.  But those same employees have been told they can also apply for the newly designed positions being developed for the department.

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