Friday morning, the Frenship Independent School District Board of Trustees met in a special called board meeting.

The trustees voted unanimously to have Dr. Michelle McCord, Ed.D fill the position of interim superintendent, effective immediately.  Dr. McCord fills the top position in Frenship ISD after current superintendent, Dr. David Vroonland was named the sole finalist for the position of superintendent with Mesquite ISD.

According to Frenship ISD, Dr. McCord has 19 years of education experience with the previous five years as the Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services for FISD.

Overall, her career experience includes 11 years of district level administration and an additional eight years in campus administration.

Dr. McCord's educational background includes a Doctorate of Educational Leadership from Lamar University in 2014. She also has a Masters of Arts Degree in Educational Leadership and a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and Spanish from Midwestern State University.

“We thank Dr. Vroonland for his six years of service to Frenship ISD and wish him well as he pursues new challenges ahead,” said Brad Draper, FISD Board President. “The FISD Board of Trustees is proud of our staff and students for the successes and milestones they achieve every day, and we are committed to the continued progression of our district and meeting the high expectations of our community moving forward. Our Trustees are finalizing plans that will effectively carry our district ahead during this time of transition while the search for a new leader begins."