A Message from our School Board President, David Holder:
June 8, 2015 is a day of transition for Castleberry ISD. We are concluding, in a positive and pleasant way, the 15 year work of our Superintendent, Mr. Gary Jones, and we are warmly welcoming our new Superintendent, Mr. John Ramos.
When Mr. Jones announced his retirement, we posted a job opening for Superintendent of this district. We were committed to finding an experienced Superintendent with outstanding qualities in district vision, instructional and technology leadership, finance, communication, organizational management and board relations. In time, we received 73 applications for this position. After a thorough screening process, eight individuals emerged as candidates who were interviewed by the Board of Education. Our team of seven conducted eight interviews, each spanning about three hours. Whew! Engaging in this process made it clearer than ever to the kind of person we needed and wanted as superintendent of this district. Emerging from this arduous process, Mr. John Ramos became our lone finalist and in time our selection for Superintendent.
Mr. Ramos has been on a track for success for quite some time. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Texas Tech University, a Master’s from the Lubbock Christian University, and is currently pursuing his doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction at Texas Tech. He began his career in English & Language Arts, and in time Mr. Ramos served Lamesa ISD as Assistant Principal and Principal, Director of Human Resources in Lubbock ISD and then back to Lamesa as Superintendent. John has experience, enthusiasm, compassion, humility, and a love for kids that we believe will serve our district well.
Mr. Ramos and his lovely wife, Jacqueline, and his two children – their son Brendene and their daughter Brenlee. We welcome John and his family to Castleberry ISD. The Board of Education is pleased to announce and recommend to you the 6th Superintendent of Castleberry Independent School District, Mr. John Ramos.