By Chris Edwards
WOODVILLE – The lone finalist was named as the new superintendent of Woodville ISD on Monday night.
Lisa Meysembourg, who currently serves as superintendent of Schulenburg ISD, was named during a special meeting, which was called for the purpose of making her name public, and to approve her as the lone finalist for the position.
Meysembourg has served as superintendent with Schulenburg since 2013. Prior to that, she served as the district’s elementary principal. She also served in the same administrative capacity at Weimar Elementary School.
Meysembourg holds a master’s in educational leadership and administration from the University of Houston and a bachelor’s in education from Kansas State University.
WISD Superintendent Glen Conner will retire in June. Conner has served the district, both as a faculty member and administrator, for 38 years. He has been superintendent for 13 years and announced his intention to retire in February.
Meysembourg has a 21-day waiting period before her appointment can be approved by the WISD Board of Trustees. Conner said that window allows a time for input and consideration by the board members, as well as time for them to work out the details of her employment.
“There was in excess of 50 applicants for the position, and the board interviewed a total of nine,” Conner said.
Conner, who is due to be celebrated Wednesday evening in a community-wide reception at the Family Life Center of First Baptist Church in Woodville, said his looming retirement is “feeling better and better every day.”