KISD Superintendent Mark Foust finalist for Fort Worth-area job

Kerrville Independent School District Superintendent Mark Foust is expected to leave his position after being named the lone finalist for the superintendency in Fort Worth-based Northwest Independent School District.

Northwest officials announced Foust’s status as a “lone finalist” to replace David Hicks, who died in September at 55. Foust has been with KISD since 2016, overseeing the passage of a bond measure that led to the construction of the new Hal Peterson Middle School.

In our weekly newsletter, we’ll send you our latests news, events and the best of our daily coverage.

Subscribe to The Kerr County Lead

Foust was not at Monday’s Kerrville Independent School District board of trustees meeting. Board President Rolinda Schmidt said Foust’s leadership of the district was outstanding.


“Our school board has immense respect for Mark Foust and his outstanding leadership the past six years,” Schmidt said. “The footprint he leaves will continue to serve our students and community well as we move forward. We wish Dr. Foust and his family all the best in his new role as superintendent at Northwest ISD.”

Foust takes over a district about seven times larger than KISD, with more than 27,000 students. The new position also presents approximately a $100,000 annual pay increase.

Northwest ISD serves parts of Tarrant, Wise and Denton counties, with headquarters in Fort Worth. Hicks was only on the job for less than a year when he died in September.

On Monday, KISD Assistant Superintendent Wade Ivy presided over the meeting with Schmidt. Northwest ISD must wait a state-mandated 21 days before finalizing Foust’s hiring. KISD is also waiting before it can begin naming a replacement.

Leave a Reply

This site uses cookies to provide you with a great user experience. By continuing to use this website, you consent to the use of cookies in accordance with our privacy policy.

Scroll to Top