Southwest ISD Board of Trustees Names Lone Finalist for Superintendent

The Southwest Independent School District (ISD) Board of Trustees, at its January 17 meeting, named Dr. Jeanette Ball, as the lone finalist for superintendent.

By law, the Board must now wait 21 days before voting to hire Dr. Ball to be the new superintendent for Southwest ISD. Ball  is slated to replace out-going Superintendent Dr. Lloyd Verstuyft.


The Board has followed a lengthy process in determining the finalist. In October, the Board hired Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) Executive Search Services to direct the search.

TASB consultants sent out  a survey to get feedback on leadership qualities of the new superintendent. The profile developed from this survey was the yardstick used by the Board and consultants in evaluating the applicants for the position.


The Board selected six applicants for the initial interview and then two applicants were invited back for a second interview. The Board is scheduled to vote to offer a contract to Dr. Ball on February 8, 2023 at 6 p.m.


Prior to being named lone finalist, Dr. Ball has served as superintendent for Judson ISD and Uvalde CISD.