George West ISD calls for May election and extends administrator contracts
by Ben Tinsley
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By Ben Tinsley

The Progress

GEORGE WEST – At a recent meeting, members of the George West ISD school board called a special election for school trustee single member districts and also extended contacts for district-level administrators.

On Feb. 17, the GWISD board specifically called a School Trustee General Election for single member Districts 2 and 4, which will be held on May 10.

After a subsequent closed session, the board also extended—for one year—the contracts of Robin Sellman, director of educational services; Pat James, primary elementary school principal; Ashley Lowe, junior high principal; and Rick Waterhouse, high school principal.

Their contracts are now effective until 2016.

“There were no changes or stipulations to their contracts,” explained Ty Sparks, George West ISD superintendent. “And, as with all GWISD staff, raises for these four administrators will be considered this summer after the budget is completed for the coming year.”

Sparks added that each of the administrators has spent much time making the GWISD a better place.

Pat James, for instance, has been at George West ISD for 24 years, and he is currently serving as principal of both George West Primary and George West Elementary.

“During this time, Mr. James has led both campuses to great improvements,” Sparks said.

Ashley Lowe came to George West from Calallen ISD and in her first year as Junior High Principal, she has worked with students and staff to reach the goals of George West Junior High, officials said.

Richard Waterhouse, a retired Army Colonel, is also in his first year as principal at George West High School. Previously, he served at Premont ISD and Robstown ISD.

Robin Sellman, Sparks added, has been in education for 32 years.

“Mrs. Sellman served as high school administrator at Beeville ISD and has been an administrator at GWISD for the past seven years,” he said.

At the end of the meeting last month, the school board agreed to convene next at 6 p.m. March 26.
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