Boerne Independent School District has broken new ground, voting in its first female superintendent, Dr. Kristin Craft, who will take the helm starting January 2, 2024. The momentous decision was made at a special board meeting on Thursday.
After a legally mandated 21-day waiting period following the announcement of her as a lone finalist, Craft was unanimously chosen by the Boerne ISD school board, as reported by KSAT. Bringing her nearly three decades of experience in Texan public schools to the district, Craft expressed her eagerness to immerse herself in Boerne ISD's future. "I am deeply honored for the opportunity to join the Boerne ISD family and serve as superintendent of schools," Craft said in a statement obtained by KSAT.
The current superintendent, Dr. Thomas Price, will serve in an advisory capacity as Superintendent Emeritus before he retires at the end of this school year. This transition was outlined in a press release shared by both KSAT and KENS 5.
Boerne ISD board president Carlin Friar lauded Craft's past achievements and her fittingness for the role in Boerne's tight-knit community. "Dr. Craft stood out from other applicants, as she has been instrumental in the academic success made by Spring Branch ISD students," Friar told KENS 5. "She is the right person to lead BISD into the future." Craft's previous tenure includes being an associate superintendent of academics and chief academic officer in the Houston area's Spring Branch ISD, where she served since 2018, after ascending through the ranks of school leadership.