MISD superintendent, Dr. Angelica Ramsey named the lone finalist for Fort Worth ISD superintendent

FWISD officially named MISD Superintendent Angelica Ramsey as the finalist for superintendent of schools
Published: Aug. 30, 2022 at 7:27 PM CDT
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FORT WORTH, Texas (KOSA) - MISD has now released the following statement following Dr. Angelica Ramsey being named lone finalist for Fort Worth ISD Superintendent Tuesday night:

“The Midland ISD Board of Trustees congratulates Dr. Ramsey on being named the Lone Finalist for Superintendent of Fort Worth ISD. While her departure is a loss for Midland, the Board has confidence in the systems, processes, and personnel who are in place. These factors, which contributed to our recent exceptional academic results, will continue to serve the students and staff of Midland ISD well. Ramsey was named the Lone Finalist for Fort Worth ISD on August 30. She will continue to serve as Superintendent of Midland ISD through September.”

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ORIGINAL STORY:

Fort Worth Independent School District has officially named Midland Independent School Districts’ superintendent as the lone finalist for their superintendent position.

Rumors of the selection have circulated social media over the past few days. Fort Worth ISD’s board officially made the announcement tonight at a special meeting, with MISD Superintendent Dr. Angelica Ramsey in attendance.

“I work for children with all of you and I mean that, I mean that we need to work together,” said Dr. Ramsey.

Fort Worth ISD’s board voted unanimously at a special meeting tonight to select Dr. Ramsey as the finalist for the district’s superintendent of schools.

Dr. Ramsey has been superintendent of MISD for a little over a year, but her most recent contract with the district began this month on August 1st and states that it does not end until July 31, 2025.

Dr. Ramsey was at tonight’s meeting in Fort Worth with her husband and family members.

“It is the blessing of a lifetime to be able to in 21 days serve as your superintendent of schools and I want to provide voice to all of those including students that have not felt like they’ve had that advocacy and that agency previously,” said Dr. Ramsey.

The transition is not immediate, there is a 21 day waiting period before a contract of employment can be offered and she can begin her work in Fort Worth.

The board heard public comment and concerns before announcing their decision and each board member had the chance to comment before the final vote.

“As someone who has in the past also been stereotyped and dismissed and othered i hope you will give this extraordinary change agent a chance,” said FWISD’s Dr. Camille Rodriguez.

Topics of concern raised by members of the Fort Worth community included Ramsey’s support of critical race theory and MISD’s recent TEA scores.

While others praised FWISD’s board for listening and following through with their requests.

“As an educator, I would want to work for you Dr. Ramsey and I look forward to working with you,” said FWISD’s Anne Darr.