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Red Oak ISD selects new interim super

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SHERRY LONG
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RED OAK - An interim superintendent has been selected by the Red Oak Independent School District to handle day-to-day operations until a permanent superintendent could be hired.

Current Red Oak ISD Superintendent Craig Stockstill retires effective Nov. 30.

Wilburn Roesler was hired during the Tuesday, Nov. 14 school board meeting, after school board trustees reviewed the resumes of seven applicants.

'He's just really well respected in Ellis County,' said Red Oak ISD School Board President John Hawkins.

'He's got great qualifications.'

In 1959, Roesler began teaching science at Midlothian ISD and eventually moved up the ranks to serve as Midlothian High School principal until 1991.

From 1991 to his retirement in 2000, Roesler served as Maypearl ISD's superintendent.

This job would make the sixth time he has pulled out of retirement to serve as an interim superintendent for different districts in Ellis County.

'It's been a deal where it's been about six months at a time,' Roesler said.

'I really enjoy doing it and being around people working in education.'

Roesler was scheduled to work until a permanent superintendent could be hired, which was tentatively set for next May or early June.

Scheduled to start Dec. 1, this would be Roesler's second time to serve as Red Oak's interim superintendent.

From August 2004 to January 2005 Roesler maintained the reins at the 4A school district after Dr. Jill Waggoner resigned to accept a position at Grapevine-Colleyville ISD and before Stockstill could be hired.

'He did a great job and he was already familiar with the district,' Hawkins said as to one reason why Roseler was selected for the post.

Roesler's salary had not yet been determined, according to Hawkins.

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