Skidmore-Tynan, Pettus ISDs select lone district leader finalists
by Bill Clough
Jun 11, 2014 | 402 views | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend | print
BEE COUNTY – School districts at opposite ends of the county have chosen new superintendents.

Pettus ISD has named Clay Gillentine as its finalist; S-TISD has named Dr. Randy Hoyer as its finalist.

Gillentine is the director of administrative services for the Teague Independent School District; Hoyer is the Kenedy County Independent School District superintendent.

Hoyer was chosen from five candidates, all with doctoral degrees. “We were fortunate to have so many qualified applicants,” says James Bennett, president of the S-TISD board of trustees.

Twenty-five people applied.

Gillentine has served a teacher, coach and assistant principal and principal at the Pine Tree Independent School District.

By law, the two school districts cannot officially hire Gillentine and Hoyer for at least 21 days after public notice of their being chosen as finalists.

S-TISD plans to hire Hoyer at a special board meeting June 30; PISD plans to hire Gillentine July 9.

Bill Clough is a reporter at the Bee-Picayune and can be reached at 358-2550, ext. 122, or at

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