Clyde administrator finalist for GISD asst. superintendent

April 9, 2014

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Clyde school administrator Dobie Williams is the finalist for Granbury school district assistant superintendent for finance and operations.

Superintendent Jim Largent will make the recommendation Monday to the school board. Williams could begin his duties in early May.

Williams, 54, will be the district’s chief financial officer and will oversee departments for athletics/community education, facilities/maintenance, support services and transportation.

“I am excited to have Dobie Williams join the GISD family,” Largent said. “He comes highly recommended by his colleagues and peers. He has a background in the private financial sector, has been a business owner, and, since 2002, has dedicated his career to education. I know he will be a great addition to GISD.”

Williams is currently working in a similar role for the Clyde Consolidated ISD, where he has served since 2005.

He began his school business career in 2002 for the Colorado City school district as the business manager and chief financial officer.

Prior to making the transition to school finance, Williams owned and operated a family business in Colorado City. He also spent 10 years in the financial industry working for a savings and loan, a bank, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).

He and his wife Michele have two daughters, Bradee and Kenadee.

Williams succeeds Sharay Boynton.

“This is not a new position since Mr. Williams is replacing our outgoing executive director of finance,” Largent said. “Given the importance of our bond program over the next few years and ongoing school finance issues, I felt that was essential to elevate this position to the assistant superintendent level.

“This will help our departments operate more efficiently on behalf of students, parents and the community.”

As part of the district reorganization, current assistant superintendent Carol Howard will become the assistant superintendent for administrative services and will continue to oversee instructional departments including career and technical education, curriculum, special education and technology.

The human resources director and public information officer will continue to report directly to the superintendent.

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