The Red Oak ISD Board of Trustees on Monday announced that Dr. Michael Goddard, former Assistant Superintendent of Business and Operations from Prosper ISD, will become Red Oak ISD’s Superintendent effective May 16.
“I am extremely blessed and excited about my new opportunity and what's ahead in Red Oak ISD. It is not just a job, but a mission. Making connections, encouraging others, and doing what is best for the students has been my guiding philosophy from the beginning and I plan to continue this as Superintendent of Red Oak ISD. I want to see students and staff be successful in all that they do and to grow as individuals.” Goddard said.
Goddard was announced as the Lone Finalist for the position on April 24. Former Superintendent Dr. Scott Niven, left Red Oak in December to become Superintendent of Allen ISD.
Mr. Alan Oakley has served as Interim Superintendent while the District conducted a search for a permanent replacement. After Goddard was chosen as the Lone Finalist, the District waited a state-mandated 21 days, during which it further vetted Goddard.
The hiring of Dr. Goddard follows a search by the District that included input from the community, faculty and staff.
School Board President Henry Lozano said Goddard’s references and colleagues praised his reputation as being a passionate advocate for students and a strong leader.