Royse City ISD hires Superintendent search firm

Royse City ISD hires Superintendent search firm

ROCKWALL, TX (Jan. 27, 2024) As recently announced, longtime superintendent Kevin Worthy retired from Royse City ISD in December after more than 12 years in the role and 31 in education. The Royse City ISD School Board held a meeting last evening to proceed with the next steps in selecting the next superintendent of schools. The board interviewed three outstanding superintendent search firms and unanimously approved Thompson & Horton LLP to lead the upcoming search. Consultants Dr. Mike Moses, Dr. Curtis Culwell and David Thompson will assist the Royse City ISD School Board in the development of a timeline, application process and solicitation of input from staff, parents and the community.

“On behalf of the school board, we are excited and eager to work with Thompson & Horton on this important process. As proven leaders in education across the state, they bring a wealth of experience in cultivating a process to make the selection of a school superintendent an authentic and successful,” said Board President Scott Muckensturm. “We look forward to learning what matters most to parents, staff and the community. Thank you for entrusting us as a board with this important decision.”

Mr. Thompson is an attorney with Thompson & Horton LLP. He is a former Associate Executive Director for the Texas Association of School Boards and served as general counsel for the Texas Education Agency. Dr. Moses previously served as the Texas Commissioner of Education from 1995-1999, was Deputy Chancellor and Professor of Educational Administration for the Texas Tech University System from 1999-2000 and Superintendent of Schools for the Dallas Independent School District from 2000-2004. Dr. Moses has served as superintendent of schools in four school districts in Texas including a small, mid-size and large district. Dr. Curtis Culwell has been a superintendent in three Texas school districts, including Garland ISD. He has also served as the First Executive Director for the Texas School Alliance, and he currently is a member of the UIL State Executive Committee.

Moving forward, the district will issue updates on the timeline and input opportunities. Updates will be provided to staff, parents and the community along the way. You may also send feedback directly to the school board anytime at

Submitted press release by Adi Bryant, Chief Communications Officrer, Royse City ISD.