Santa Fe ISD Names Lone Finalist for Superintendent

The Santa Fe ISD Board began its search in January after long-time Superintendent Dr. Leigh Wall announced her retirement.  The Board reviewed over fifty applications for the position and selected Dr. Kevin Bott after interviewing multiple qualified candidates.

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Dr. Bott stated, “It is truly humbling to be named as the lone finalist for the superintendent’s position here in Santa Fe ISD.  My family and I are honored to join the Santa Fe school district and community. I look forward to working with the SFISD School Board, our hard-working professional educators, and the Santa Fe community to ensure the continued growth and success of all students and staff.”  Dr. Bott and his wife, Jennifer, have four children – Caleb (15), Emily (13), Jonathan (11) and Noah (3). 

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