The Bloomington school district will soon have a new superintendent, according to a district news release.
The Bloomington school board chose Mark Anglin as the finalist for the superintendent position on Monday during a board meeting, according to the news release posted Wednesday on the district’s Facebook page.
There were 42 applicants for the position and six were called in for interviews, said board President John Ellsworth. “His (Anglin’s) experience and knowledge (set him apart from the others).”
Former superintendent Abbie Barnett resigned in April after being placed on administrative leave. When asked whether there was an investigation into Barnett, Ellsworth said that he “can’t discuss it.” Barnett’s resignation will be effective Tuesday.
Anglin, 61, has been in education for 30 years. He is currently the superintendent of schools at Broaddus ISD, where he has been for about two years, he said. The Broaddus school district is in east Texas near Lufkin.
Anglin was an educator in Wharton ISD for seven years and said that he is excited to return to the Crossroads.
“I know the kids down there – this is kind of a dream job for me,” Anglin said Wednesday morning. “I think we’re going to get in there and make some positive changes for the kids, and that’s what I’m excited about.”
Anglin will officially become the superintendent in July, Ellsworth said.