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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – DISD Superintendent Mike Miles has resigned, leaving the district looking for another leader. Here’s a rundown of the past seven superintendents, (including Miles), and how their time with DISD came to an end.
Mike Miles, 2012 to present
Resigned, citing family commitments
Michael Hinojosa, May 12, 2005 to Jun 30, 2011
He resigned to take the superintendent job in Cobb County, Ga.
He’s now back in Dallas working for an education consulting firm.
He made $328,000 and when he left, he took $200,000 in Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
Mike Moses, Jan. 1, 2001 to Aug. 31, 2004
He resigned, saying he was tired.
Last check he was working at UNT
He left with $253,000 in unused vacation and other incentives. But missed out on an extra $300,000 because he left before his contract expired.
Waldemar “Bill” Rojas, Aug. 1, 1999 to July 5, 2000
School board fired him because of a bad relationship between trustees and him. Trustees used that bad relationship to get out of their contract with him.
He received $90,000 in severance pay.
James H. Hughey, Sept. 24, 1997 to August 1999
Served as acting superintendent for almost a year, until Superintendent Rojas was hired.
Yvonne Gonzalez, Jan. 9, 1997 to Sept. 17, 1997
Left due to a FBI investigation that found she used district funds to buy furniture and was sent to prison. An FBI investigation found she used $16,000 in district money to buy furniture for her personal use.
She ended up serving 10 months in federal prison
Chad Woolery, Dec. 1, 1993 to Aug. 5, 1996
Resigned just before the new school year after taking a job as president of Voyager Foundation.
His resignation raised questions about potential conflict of interest because the district awarded the company some contracts after he left.
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