Alumnus named superintendent of Sherman ISD

The Sherman Independent School District Board of Trustees named David Hicks, area superintendent for Denton ISD, as its lone finalist for superintendent at its meeting called on Nov. 18. Hicks earned a master's degree in Educational Administration and a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from UNT. He will replace Al Hambrick, who retired in August 2015.

By law, the Board must now wait 21 days before voting to hire Hicks. The Board is scheduled to offer Hicks a contract on December 10, 2015.

Hicks currently oversees the academic programs and the instructional and administrative leadership initiatives for 14 schools and 13,000 students in Denton ISD.

"I am excited at the opportunity to lead a district with as proud a tradition of excellence as Sherman ISD. I know there are no limits to what our teachers and students in Sherman can accomplish, and I'm appreciative to the Board for giving me the opportunity to serve as superintendent," he said. "I value the importance of building relationships within the community and I look forward to working with our administrators, teachers, students and parents to make Sherman ISD the best school district in Texas."

Hicks has more than 27 years of experience in public education and has demonstrated leadership in three nationally recognized school districts, most recently in Denton ISD – the second-fastest growing school district in North Texas. Prior to Denton ISD, he served as a principal and assistant principal in Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD and Grapevine-Colleyville ISD. He began his career as a teacher and teacher trainer in CFB ISD.

Story courtesy of Sherman ISD website