Elbert Wuthrich, Superintendent of the Whiteface Consolidated I S D was named Region 17 Superintendent of the Year for 2014 and is a nominee for Texas Superintendent of the Year.
The annual Texas award begins with each of the 20 education service centers in Texas submitting a candidate for consideration. Candidates are chosen for their strong leadership skills, dedication to improving educational quality, ability to build effective employee relations, student performance, and commitment to public involvement in education. Superintendents from any of Texas’ 1,030 local school districts are eligible for nomination by their school boards. Local nominees are submitted to a regional selection committee, which chooses one nominee to send to the state selection committee. The state committee will interview regional winners in Austin on August 22-23 and select five state finalists. The Texas Superintendent of the Year will be announced September 26 at the Texas Association of School Administrators and Texas Association of School Boards Convention in Dallas.
Wuthrich has 19 years of administrative experience and has served as superintendent at Whiteface CISD since 2002. He was superintendent of the Ropes ISD from 1997 to 2002 and was a principal in Ropes from 1995-1997. He served as a teacher and coach with Smyer ISD from 1983 to 1995, and was a teacher/coach at Levelland ISD from 1982 to 1983. He received his bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University, and his master’s degree and superintendent certification from Texas Tech University. Levelland ISD Superintendent Kelly Baggett was one of the 4 finalist for the Region 17 award.