Alpine School Board Selects Interim Superintendent, Interview Pr - KWES NewsWest 9 / Midland, Odessa, Big Spring, TX: newswest9.com |

Alpine School Board Selects Interim Superintendent, Interview Process to Begin Monday

By Alicia Neaves
NewsWest 9

ALPINE - The Alpine School District is searching for a new superintendent. In the meantime, they've selected someone who knows the school district very well.

On Monday, a member of the Alpine ISD family was voted as Interim Superintendent. Although it will only be a short while in the position, Mr. Darrell Dodds says he's excited for what the future brings.

"The board voted to put me as interim so I started Monday night and here we are at Friday," Dodds said.

Former Alpine Superintendent, Steve White, announced his retirement back in December.

Dodds has been with the district for 13 years and didn't see this selection for interim coming. He currently serves as the Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations as well. Two big hats to wear until a new superintendent is selected.

"Right now, the superintendent hat is taking over just a little bit," Dodds said.

Dodds already made it a point to visit each school, keeping them up-to-date on the superintendent selection process, while keeping the kids focused on the upcoming STAAR Test.

"Previous years, you've seen that Alpine ISD does pretty much lead the region in test scores and different things like that. It's all coming back to the staff in this school district," Dodds said.

Dodds says he will return to his Director of Finance roll once the interview process is over and leave the new superintendent to take the throne.

"To be in a small school, you have more of a family-type atmosphere. It's a great family to be in," Dodds said.

The interviews for the new superintendent start on Monday, March 30. The lone finalist will be named April 13. Come May 4, the lone finalist will be hired and Alpine ISD will officially have a new superintendent.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Odessa police arrest man with a stolen gun inside Walmart

    Odessa police arrest man with a stolen gun inside Walmart

    Ezekiel Galvan mug shot (Source: Odessa Police)Ezekiel Galvan mug shot (Source: Odessa Police)
    Ezekiel Galvan mug shot (Source: Odessa Police)Ezekiel Galvan mug shot (Source: Odessa Police)

    Odessa Police arrested Ezekiel Galvan, 31, for Theft of a Firearm “State Jail Felony”, Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon “Class A Misdemeanor”, Evading Arrest or Detention “Class A Misdemeanor”, Resisting Arrest “Class A Misdemeanor”, and Possession of Marijuana “Class B Misdemeanor” on Wednesday.

    Odessa Police arrested Ezekiel Galvan, 31, for Theft of a Firearm “State Jail Felony”, Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon “Class A Misdemeanor”, Evading Arrest or Detention “Class A Misdemeanor”, Resisting Arrest “Class A Misdemeanor”, and Possession of Marijuana “Class B Misdemeanor” on Wednesday.

  • FDA warns teething medicines unsafe, wants them off shelves

    FDA warns teething medicines unsafe, wants them off shelves

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 9:43 AM EDT2018-05-23 13:43:09 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 10:24 AM EDT2018-05-24 14:24:21 GMT
    The Food and Drug Administration said that various gels and creams containing the drug benzocaine can cause rare but deadly side effects in children, especially those 2 years and younger. (Source: FDA)The Food and Drug Administration said that various gels and creams containing the drug benzocaine can cause rare but deadly side effects in children, especially those 2 years and younger. (Source: FDA)

    The US Food and Drug Administration health is warning parents about the risks of teething remedies.

    The US Food and Drug Administration health is warning parents about the risks of teething remedies.

  • North Korea slams Pence as summit with Trump grows shakier

    North Korea slams Pence as summit with Trump grows shakier

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 8:51 PM EDT2018-05-24 00:51:44 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 10:23 AM EDT2018-05-24 14:23:07 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon). Women protesters stage a rally for peace on the Korea peninsular near U.S. Embassy in Seoul, Wednesday, May 23, 2018. U.S. President Donald Trump labored with South Korea's Moon Jae-in Tuesday to keep the highly anticipated U...(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon). Women protesters stage a rally for peace on the Korea peninsular near U.S. Embassy in Seoul, Wednesday, May 23, 2018. U.S. President Donald Trump labored with South Korea's Moon Jae-in Tuesday to keep the highly anticipated U...
    A top North Korean official says recent comments by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence were "stupid" and "ignorant" and again warns the country is willing to pull out of a planned summit with Trump.
    A top North Korean official says recent comments by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence were "stupid" and "ignorant" and again warns the country is willing to pull out of a planned summit with Trump.
Powered by Frankly