Celina, TX. The Celina School Board of Trustees voted unanimously to name Dr. Tom Maglisceau, as the lone finalist for the position of Superintendent of Schools for the Celina Independent School District during the CISD Board of Trustees meeting Monday evening. In accordance with state law, Dr. Maglisceau must complete the required 21-day waiting period before the contract is made official.

The search for a new superintendent began in December after current CISD Superintendent Mr. Rick DeMasters formally submitted his resignation to retire effective December 2020.  In his letter to the faculty and staff he stated, “The opportunity to come to Celina ISD was the greatest blessing and I cannot think of a better place to end my public-school career. I am so thankful to the Celina community for being so very generous and supportive of not only our school district, but myself as well.”

CISD School Board President Kelly Juergens shared that, “It was extremely important for the board members to find a candidate that not only embodied the hometown values that make Celina unique, but carried a strong level of experience with fast growth districts.” Dr. Maglisceau was one of over ninety candidates screened by the board members through an extensive superintendent search. The board set a high standard from the start by using a multi-scoring process that centered around input gathered from faculty and community members. The board narrowed the field to ten highly qualified candidates, which was again reduced to the final three finalists. All seven board members unanimously chose Dr. Maglisceau as the lone finalist. 

Dr. Maglisceau presently serves as the Assistant Superintendent of Student Services for Rockwall Independent School District.  He has over 27 years of experience in education starting as an English Teacher/Coach and then Assistant Principal at Highland Park ISD.  He also worked for Dallas ISD, before making his way to Rockwall, where he has spent the last sixteen years of his career.  

Bobcat Nation extends our congratulations to Dr. Maglisceau for being named as the Lone Finalist as Superintendent of Schools for the Celina Independent School District. We look forward to your leadership as together we…Pave The Way For The Future!