Conroe ISD names lone finalist in search for new superintendent
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Texas -- At their meeting Tuesday night, the Conroe ISD Board of Trustees named Dr. Curtis Null as the lone finalist in the superintendent search.
Upon being named and in addressing the Board, Dr. Null stated, “First of all, I just want to say thank you to each of you. This is quite an honor and it means so much to me to be able to assume this role in the district that I began my teaching career. It is an honor to follow Dr. Stockton.”
He continued his remarks by thanking the many individuals who have mentored him and made a difference in his life, and challenged the crowd to think of who has made a difference in their lives and thank them.
Dr. Null concluded by stating, “Today is special, but it’s not special because we’re naming the lone finalist for superintendent. It’s special because every day in education is special. I look forward to spending many more years with you working to be a bright light in the lives of our students, our staff, and our community.”
Dr. Null has 18 years in education, serving 16 of those years in Conroe ISD. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston in 1998. While there, he served as an athletic trainer for the Cougar football, volleyball, basketball and baseball teams. During this time, Dr. Null also spent a year working as an intern athletic trainer in the NFL with the then Houston Oilers. Upon completion of his undergraduate degree, he attended the University of Florida and earned a master’s degree in 2000 with an emphasis in Sports Medicine while working directly with the Florida Gator football team. Dr. Null also had the opportunity to serve as an instructor in the College of Health and Human Performance while at the University of Florida.
In 2000, Dr. Null began his career in Conroe ISD at The Woodlands High School where he served as a teacher and athletic trainer. At this time, he continued his education at Sam Houston State University earning his principal certification. In 2003, Dr. Null was named assistant principal at Knox Junior High. He served in that capacity for one year before assuming the same position at Magnolia Junior High in Magnolia ISD.
In June of 2006, Dr. Null returned to Conroe ISD when he was named principal of Peet Junior High. He was appointed interim principal at Conroe High in February of 2010 and was named principal of the campus in April of 2010. Dr. Null completed his superintendent certification at Sam Houston State University in 2010, and, in 2012, earned his doctorate degree in professional leadership from the University of Houston.
Dr. Null was named Conroe ISD Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Education in December 2013. In October of 2015, he was named the Deputy Superintendent of Schools and assumed that role in January of 2016.
In reacting to the announcement, current Conroe ISD Superintendent Dr. Don Stockton stated, “I am very pleased that Dr. Null has been named as the lone finalist for the superintendent position. He has worked hard and has been very successful in every position he has held in CISD. He is committed to the District’s immediate success as well as its continued success long into the future.”
Dr. Stockton will conclude his 15-year tenure as superintendent on June 1 after serving 32 of his 34 years in education in Conroe ISD.
Board President Melanie Bush said, “On behalf of the Board, I would like to say congratulations. We in CISD have been blessed for 15 years to have Dr. Stockton leading this District. Many people have said since Dr. Stockton’s announcement that whoever takes his place has big shoes to fill. You only need to fill one set of shoes assuming this role, and those are yours. You have proven yourself in this District for many years and you are the best choice to lead this District for many years to come. As a parent, as a taxpayer, and as a part of this Board, thank you for choosing to be in CISD.”
The Board of Trustees will vote on Dr. Null’s contract at their April 17 meeting following the 21-day waiting period required by the State of Texas after naming a lone superintendent finalist.