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It’s official: Crosby ISD approves Davis as superintendent

June 14, 2018 GMT

After the legally mandated 21-day waiting period, the Crosby ISD school board voted unanimously to approve Scott Davis for the position of superintendent.

The Crosby ISD board named Davis as the lone finalist to be the next superintendent May 22.

“I wouldn’t say weight, but there’s the knowledge of the true gravity of what that means when I say yes, I will lead your district, and I will take care of your children,” he said. “There’s no other way to explain it; you just have to wear that responsibility, and it’s one thing that I know I’m equipped to handle with the help of God.”

Davis, who grew up in Three Rivers, Texas, which is south of San Antonio, has worked in education for 25 years, starting as an English teacher and coach in Lockhart ISD. Davis most recently served as the superintendent of Rusk ISD, where he worked from 2012-2018.

Davis will take over for Dr. Kirk Lewis, who had been serving as the Crosby ISD interim superintendent.

“The most important thing to me is to understand what different people who are Crosby ISD believe and think about their own district, so some of the things that I’m going to set out to do here in the next three to four months is to get with the people who are Crosby ISD and let them help describe their district to me,” he said. “I have a vision for excellence overall, but for me to say I have a vision without consulting the people who are Crosby ISD is pretty egomaniacal, and that’s not who I am.”

Davis attended the Crosby Rodeo Parade and has been looking for a place to live. His wife Kristie has been looking for a job in the area.

He is going to take 12 days off in July for a family trip to Hawaii to celebrate his daughter’s high school graduation.

“I’ve got a lot of work to do between now and then so that I can be off and rest,” he said. “That’s important, transitioning from one district to another, to take time with family and be together, so we’re looking forward to that.”

elliott.lapin@hearst.com