Saltillo Independent School District has named David Stickels the lone finalist for Superintendent there. Stickels was chosen from among more than 30 applicants.
Stickels has been named as the lone candidate to fill the vacancy created when Kevin Wooley announced his retirement after six years as Superintendent and 32 years in education. Wooley leaves education to become Music Minister at Mt. Sylvan Baptist Church in Lindale.
Stickels, who lives in Mt Vernon, is currently the principal of the Elementary School, second through fourth grades in Pittsburgh, Texas. His work in education includes being an offensive line coach for two years at Texas Tech University and also for two years at Sul Ross University. He has been a classroom teacher-coach on the secondary level for 16 years and was Assistant Principal at Pittsburgh High School for seven years, vice-principal at Mt Vernon High School for two years, and for two years, Principal at Winfield High School.
Saltillo Principal Tim Lane said Saltillo schools are proud to have Stickels named the long finalist. Lane said Stickels will be a great asset to the school.