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CSISD to recomend hire of three administrators

CSISD to recommend hire of three administrators
Posted on 05/15/2020
Drozd, Ross, Hendrick

College Station ISD Superintendent Mike Martindale will recommend the hire of three district-level administrators to the Board of Trustees at its Tuesday, March 19 meeting.

Amy Drozd will be recommended to replace Martindale as the district’s Chief Financial Officer.  Martindale was promoted to superintendent on April 21.

Kevin Ross will be recommended to replace retiring Career and Technical Education Director Karen Ferguson, and Cheri Hendrick will be recommended to take over for retiring Director of Assessment Becky Burghardt.  Hendrick will also assume duties surrounding the state’s accountability system and will be titled Director of Assessment and Accountability.

“I want to thank our two retiring directors for their dedicated service to our students and the College Station community,“ Martindale said.  “I am excited to recommend these three dynamic leaders to our team. Each of them bring tremendous experience in their respective areas of expertise.”

Amy Drozd - Chief Financial Officer

A 26-year career in public educational finance, Drozd most recently served as the Assistant Superintendent of Business Services for Bryan ISD from 1992 until her retirement in 2018.  Her role in Bryan encompassed school finance, budgets and bond programs, as well as oversight of other district operations, including planning/zoning, transportation, and school nutrition, among others.

Since retirement from Bryan ISD, she has provided various consulting services.  A licensed Certified Public Accountant, Drozd worked in the banking, hospital administration and public accounting industries prior to her career in public education. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas A&M University.   

Kevin Ross - Director of Career and Technical Education

Since 2015, Ross has been the Assistant Director of Career and Technical Education for Bryan ISD, where he helped oversee the district’s 94 CTE courses and provided support for its 65 CTE teaching professionals.  He was instrumental in the development of the Bryan Career and Technology Education Center and in fostering the partnerships associated with it.

Before his administrative role, Ross taught CTE courses in hospitality, career preparation and culinary arts in Bryan and Pasadena ISDs.  

Prior to entering the education field, he worked in property management and the hospitality industries after graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Administration from Stephen F. Austin State in 2000.  He also earned a Master’s Degree in Public School Administration from Texas A&M University in 2016.

Cheri Hendrick - Director of Assessment and Accountability

Hendrick has overseen Assessment and Accountability support services for the Region 20 Educational Service Center in San Antonio since 2010.  In this role, she supports 50 school districts and 31 charters within the region to understand and meet compliance for federal and state accountability and data monitoring. Additionally, Hendrick serves on the Accountability Technical Advisory Committee, a statewide advisory group that guides development of the state academic accountability system.

Before joining the Region 20 Service Center, she worked as a campus testing coordinator at Terry High School in Lamar Consolidated ISD.  Her career started in the classroom as a chemistry and physical science teacher at Needville High School.

Hendrick earned her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Sam Houston State University and her Master’s of Education in Administration from The University of Houston - Victoria.

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