Burnet’s Spinn new TISD superintendent

Dr. Spinn Dr. Spinn The Hill Country taketh away and the Hill Country giveth.

Thorndale ISD trustees, who earlier this spring saw Supt. Casey Callahan submit his resignation to accept an administrat ive position at Llano, have tabbed Burnet High School Principal Dr. Craig Spinn as his replacement.

Trustees, who have met a half dozen times in the past three weeks, emerged from a three-hour executive session Monday and unanimously voted to name Dr. Spinn as the “lone finalist” for the position being vacated by Callahan.

State law allows school boards to select a lone finalist three weeks in advance of actually hiring a candidate.

Dr. Spinn will start the new position on June 4 but will be in the Thorndale ISD throughout most of May.

‘HONORED’—“I am humbled and honored to be selected to lead the Thorndale ISD and the community it serves,” Dr. Spinn said.

He has been BHS principal for the past 11 years.

Dr. Spinn began his teaching career in 1986 as a biology teacher and coach in the Ballinger ISD. In 1989, he moved to Austin, teaching biology, anatomy and physiology and coaching football and wrestling at Travis High School.”

“My wife and I agree that we learned to be good teachers while working and serving in the Austin ISD,” he said.

Dr. Spinn began his career in administration in 1995, serving as the assistant principal at Burnet Middle School in the Burnet Independent School District.

He was promoted to high school assistant principal in 1998 and to BHS principal in 2001.

Dr. Spinn earned his bachelor of arts degree from Angelo State University. He also holds a masters of education in school administration from Texas State University and will receive his doctorate in educational leadership from Texas Tech University on May 18.

Dr. Spinn and wife Kelle have been married 26 years.

They have t wo daughters, Megan, a recent graduate of Texas A& M, and Kristen who will graduate from high school this year and attend TAMU.

“Kelle and I look forward to making our home in Thorndale and becoming active in the school and community,” he said. “During the interview and selection process, it became clear to me that everyone in the Thorndale ISD, from the board of trustees to campus leaders, teachers, parents and support staff are committed to striving for excellence.”

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