JISD names new assistant superintendent
After spending his entire career in education at Jacksboro High School, Principal Brad Burnett is moving on. But he’s not going far.
Jacksboro Independent School District Superintendent Dwain Milam announced Tuesday morning Burnett has been named as the new assistant superintendent.
He will be replacing Wade Wesley who is currently serving in that position and retiring at the end of the school year.
Burnett has spent the last 15 years as JHS principal and the 12 previous as an ag teacher.
“This is my home,” he said of JHS. “It’s (the news) is bittersweet. Obviously, my heart is at Jacksboro High School, but I feel I can make a positive impact on the entire district and support good instruction at all campuses. Also, I see it as a good opportunity for me to grow professionally.”
Milam said he is excited to see what Burnett’s leadership can do at the district level. Now, the difficult task of finding his predecessor at the high school begins.
“That’s the tough part. But the fact that he was a phenomenal high school principal, we can’t hold that against him,” Milam said. “I’m glad to have him still in our district and able to impact more students.”
The district will assemble a committee of high school staff members including Burnett to develop a profile for finding potential candidates for the principal position.
“Our goal is to have someone identified before the end of the school year,” he said.