|Cowley selected as lone finalist for Yantis ISD superintendent|
|From Staff Reports|
July 19, 2005 -- It looks like the interim superintendent at Yantis Independent School District is going to be there for a while.
Yantis ISD trustees Monday voted unanimously to select Harold Cowley as the lone finalist for the position of superintendent of the school district.
The board will take a formal vote on hiring Cowley on Aug. 8, following the required 21-day waiting period.
Cowley was appointed interim superintendent after former Superintendent Jim Richardson announced his resignation shortly before the end of the school year.
Cowley will continue serving the district as interim superintendent. He brings 35 years experience as an educator to the job. Both he and his wife retired after five years at Rivercrest, he as superintendent of schools, and Jane as a teacher.
The Cowleys now live in Sulphur Springs, having moved back to Hopkins County where Jane was raised. Harold is also a native of Northeast Texas, having grown up in Winfield in Titus County. They also have a son and daughter-in-law who are educators. James Cowley has served as elementary principal for Saltillo Independent School District for the past few years, and his wife is a counselor in Sulphur Springs.
The interim superintendent began his career in education as a vocational agriculture teacher, later becoming an elementary principal, assistant superintendent of finance and finally superintendent for Iowa Park schools, located about 10 miles west of Wichita Falls. They moved back to Northeast Texas, where he served the remaining five years of his career as superintendent at Rivercrest ISD.