The Tyler Independent School District (TISD) board of trustees has unanimously voted to make Gary Mooring the district’s new superintendent.

“I am honored to

be named Tyler ISD superintendent,” Mooring said. “I am committed to the district and to this community. I will continue facing challenges head-on while working closely with the board and district staff to make decisions that uphold our core beliefs.”

Since August, Moore has served as interim superintendent. That was when Dr. Randy Reid accepted the Keller ISD’s offer to be its superintendent.

“Mr. Mooring is an outstanding leader who has brought a wealth of experience to Tyler ISD,” said TISD Board of Trustees President Michelle Carr. “We look forward to continuing to work closely with Mr. Mooring as we strive to reach our goal of being recognized as a premier school district in the state and nation.”

In 2006 Moore came aboard the TISD as deputy superintendent. he has also worked as interim executive director for special programs, interim transportation director, and has consulted in the development of the district’s operations manual. In 2010 he took the position of Tyler Junior College’s director of dual credit.

Thirty-plus years ago Moore launched his career in education in an intermediate school where he worked as teacher for advanced 4th graders. He has also worked in other schools as principal and assistant principal and as superintendent of the Bishop Consolidated ISD and Hutto ISD.

Moore took his bachelor of science in elementary education from West Texas A&M University before moving on to the University of Texas at Tyler where

he earned his master of education administration and, in 1995, his superintendent certification. He and his wife live in Tyler and have two daughters.

By Kelly Bell