Tyler TX — The Tyler Independent School District Board of Trustees accepted Superintendent Dr. Randy Reid’s resignation at the regular board meeting Thursday evening and named Gary Mooring Interim Superintendent.
Dr. Reid recently accepted the Superintendent position with the Keller Independent School District in Keller, Texas. He served as superintendent of Tyler ISD for five years. In that time, Tyler ISD has seen great improvements in academic performance. Over the past five years, the district has seen a 15 percent increase in the number of students meeting the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) standard in science, an eight percent increase in the number of students meeting the TAKS standard in math, and an eight percent increase in the number of students meeting the TAKS standard in social studies.
“Under Dr. Reid’s leadership, Tyler ISD made great strides academically. We appreciate his dedication to the district, and we wish him the best as he moves on to lead another school district,” Michelle Carr, Tyler ISD Board of Trustees President, said. “We look forward to once again working with Mr. Mooring during this time of transition.”
Mr. Mooring will return to Tyler ISD, having previously served as Deputy Superintendent and Interim Superintendent. Mr. Mooring was named Deputy Superintendent in August 2006, and served as Interim Superintendent following Dr. David Simmons’ resignation in December 2006. He has also served Tyler ISD in various other roles, including: Interim Executive Director for Special Programs, Interim Transportation Director, and consultant to develop the district’s operations manual.
Mr. Mooring is currently the Director of Dual Credit Programs at Tyler Junior College, from which he will take a leave of absence to serve as Interim Superintendent. He began his career in education 30 years ago, and has served as Superintendent of two school districts: Bishop Consolidated Independent School District and Hutto Independent School District.