Iola ISD’s superintendent has been named a sole finalist for another job in North Texas.
According to a Facebook post, Iola superintendent Scott Martindale is slated to leave Iola, and assume the superintendent role at Gunter ISD this summer.
While at Iola, they achieved an “A” rating from the Texas education agency for multiple years, increased the Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas from 74, a C rating, to a 94, an A rating. Iola ISD has also added $1 million to its fund balance.
Martindale also created and led a District Safety Committee, and implemented the Guardian Plan in 2018.
Martindale in a statement said he is “humbled and excited to serve the district,” and “is honored to be part of continuing the tradition of excellence in the district.”
Martindale came to Iola in 2013 as principal at the high school and elementary, before becoming superintendent.
Iola ISD has not released any announcement on who they will look to hire.
Martindale, who was one of the 45 applicants to the job, is scheduled to start with Gunter ISD in late July.