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Edna ISD to decide on new superintendent

By Jennifer Lee Preyss
Oct. 29, 2013 at 5:29 a.m.
Updated Oct. 30, 2013 at 5:30 a.m.

Donald Egg

About Donald Egg

• POSITION: Edna ISD interim superintendent

• AGE: 65

• PREVIOUS SCHOOL: Ganado ISD superintendent

• RETIRED: 2004

• YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 41

Donald Egg has been retired from education since 2004 - stepping down as Ganado ISD superintendent.

But retirement didn't put the longtime educator out to pasture.

Instead, Egg, 65, has been spending the past decade serving as interim superintendent for Texas schools.

His latest stop - Edna ISD.

"I'm really enjoying it. I'm running across a lot of people that I grew up with who now have grandchildren in the schools," said Egg, an Edna native and graduate of Edna High School. "I've been on every campus at least every other day, and I'm very impressed with how well-organized it is."

Egg took over the superintendent spot Oct. 1 and will end his term Dec. 20.

Bob Wells, Edna's former superintendent, stepped down from his position the same day.

His exit agreement was meant to end in June 2014, but Egg said he and the school board came to an agreement for Wells to leave early.

The new superintendent, who has not yet been named, will be notified about the job Nov. 12.

Egg said seven people have been interviewed for the position, and three of those will be brought back for a second round of interviews.

The new superintendent chosen by the school board will begin Dec. 4.

Egg said even if he were asked to stay permanently, he would decline the offer.

After 41 years of education, teaching in every capacity a school can offer except school counselor, he's ready to go back to his cattle and hunting rifle.

"I really love the kids, and I love the staff, but I enjoy the interim position. ... I retired for a reason," he said.

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