Milano board members name native Westbrook as lone finalist
Robert (Robbie) Westbrook was listed as the board’s top pick for the Class A district’s top job over 45 other applicants. Westbrook is a 1981 MHS graduate.
The 21- day waiting period before Westbrook can officially be offered the job will end July 10. He is currently the superintendent at Brackett ISD.
Brackett has earned a “Recognized” rating from the Texas Education Agency for the past three years.
“Our family is very excited about the prospect of returning to Milano and being able to work w ith the parents, community and children of Milano ISD and to prov ide t he best educ at ion we can for them,” Westbrook told The Reporter on Wednesday morning.
The 49-yearold began his career in education at Milano ISD in 1988-89 as a teacher and coach. He also served the district as principal and business manager during his previous time there. He has also worked at the Texas Youth Commission as an educator.
Westbrook left the area in 2006 to become superintendent at Grandfalls-Royalty ISD in West Texas. He left there in 2009 for the top job at Brackett.
Milano trustees began a superintendent search after Lindy Robinson, who had been in Milano’s top job for the past six years, accepted the same post at Class A Rotan in West Texas.
She was formally hired for the Rotan job on April 18 and her resignation at Milano was effective June 1. Her resignation was accepted at the April 19 board meeting.
School board members narrowed the search from 46 to six applicants after a June 6 meeting. They then held interviews on June 9-11.
Another set of call back interviews were held June 16 and 17. Trustees then met Tuesday night to decide the lone finalist.