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NBISD Board votes to hire Dr. Cade Smith as Superintendent

New Braunfels ISD board votes to hire Dr. Cade Smith as Superintendent of Schools during their monthly meeting held on May 10, 2021.

At the May 10 regular monthly meeting of the New Braunfels ISD Board of Trustees, the Board unanimously approved the hiring of Dr. Cade Smith as Superintendent of Schools. Dr. Smith is currently the superintendent at Brock ISD and will resume his new position in NBISD on June 1.
“I am so honored the NBISD Board of Trustees has selected me to be superintendent of this exceptional school district!” said Dr. Smith. “I cannot wait to get started working alongside our staff to serve this amazing community.”
“We are very excited to have Dr. Cade Smith as the next Superintendent of Schools for New Braunfels ISD,” said Wes Clark, NBISD Board President. “We were looking for a transformational leader that would take the district to a new level and feel Dr. Smith is the right person to make that happen. He brings the right mix of experience and leadership skills needed to ensure success for our staff and students.”
Biographical Information
Dr. Smith has more than 20 years of experience working in education with a majority in administrative roles at the district and campus level. The past three years he served as the Superintendent of Brock ISD, a fast-growing district that is high-performing.  
He also worked for Georgetown ISD and Frisco ISD as a district administrator or high school administrator. He began his career in education as a high school teacher and coach and worked in Kaufman, Allen and Lockhart ISD. 
Dr. Smith was named the Agriculture Teachers Association Texas Administrator of the Year for Area IV in 2020 and received the 2017 American Association of School Administrators (ASSA) Educational Administration Award. He was selected as one of 25 to join the AASA 2020 National Superintendent’s Certification Program. 
He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Quality Texas Foundation and has been elected to serve as Secretary for the Texas Fast Growth School Coalition. He is also a board member of the Texas Association of School Administrators’s Leadership Center and serves on the Region 13 Education Service Center Superintendent’s Advisory Council.
Dr. Smith and his wife, Haley, a family nurse practitioner, are the proud parents of two school-age children, Callen and Taylor. His educational background consists of a bachelor’s degree and teaching certification from Texas State University, a master’s degree in Education Administration and Principal Certification from Lamar University, a Superintendent’s Certification from the University of Texas at Tyler, and a Ph.D. in School Improvement from Texas State University. He is a public school product and graduate of Harlingen High School-South as well as the son of 1993’s Texas Superintendent of the Year, Dr. James F. Smith.


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