Waxahachie ISD keeps interim superintendent for top job
- Written by Patrick Clarke Patrick Clarke
- Created: 12 October 2019 12 October 2019
Waxahachie, TX - After a year in the interim position, longtime educator Bonny Cain, Ph.D., was announced as the new, full-time superintendent of the Waxahachie Independent School District Wednesday.
“Dr. Cain brings to our district a wealth of Texas public education experience and knowledge, which has helped us tremendously as WISD has grown to over 9000 students,” School Board Member Melissa Starnater said. “She’s put some long overdue processes and procedures in place that will help our district as we strive to help all of our students be successful... She genuinely cares about making us be the best we can be.”
As interim superintendent, Cain has accomplished many things, according to the district. She helped start the construction of two projects – Max H Simpson Elementary School and the $4.88 million Ron Appleton Agriscience Facility. Cain also appointed a new principal to Waxahachie High School in July.
“Dr. Cain is an exceptional leader. She is both supportive and approachable,” Waxahachie High School Principal Tonya Harris said. “She goes above and beyond to ensure that campus principals and staff feel valued and have all the resources necessary to serve the students of WISD. We greatly appreciate Dr. Cain’s leadership.”
With decades of experience in education, Cain served as superintendent of the Waco Independent School District before joining the Waxahachie ISD. She also held roles at Pearland Independent School District for nearly 25 years, including superintendent, district-level administrator and campus administrator.
“When I moved here last year after being named the interim superintendent, the community of Waxahachie could not have been more welcoming,” Cain stated. “I love this community, and I am truly blessed to be able to hold the position.”
The new superintendent holds a Doctor of Education degree from the University of Houston and two master’s degrees. She has served on the boards of several state-level educational organizations including the Texas School Alliance, State Board for Educator Certification, Texas Middle School Association and Texas Academic Decathlon Organization.
Cain enjoys gardening, reading and being involved with the community.
Source: Waxahachie Daily Light