It’s the end of an era and the beginning of another for the Electra ISD.
During his 35 years with the school district, Scott Hogue served in many roles. One of his favorite moments was helping to get the bond passed in 2014 to build a new junior high and high school. Hogue said after contemplating retirement, he just decided back in October it was time to move on.
“Just decided it was time for me,” Hogue said. “I’ve been doing it, I coached for 10 years, I was principal for 8 years, I’ve been a superintendent now for 17 years and so I’m still young enough that I can move on and do other things.”
Besides Hogue’s retirement party, school board members announced on Tuesday Ted West is their new superintendent who was previously the superintendent of Boyd ISD. West said he wants to make sure everyone is on the same page for the future of the district.
“I want to come in and just evaluate and see how things are going,” West said. “The areas we can improve on obviously, we will work on those and focus on those and get the whole community involved with it and get everyone working towards a common goal.”
With West stepping into the role of superintendent, Hogue has some advice for his successor.
“He needs to get out in the community and know the community,” Hogue said. “He needs to know the people. He needs to know the pros and the cons and the things that make Electra tick.”
With the experience West has as a superintendent, Hogue believes the school district is in good hands.
Hogue wasn’t the only one who retired Tuesday, his wife Jill Hogue retired as a first-grade teacher, Pre-K/Special Ed teacher Pinky Anzuldua, and cafeteria worker Candy Bowden all retired Tuesday.
West is expected to start on June 14, 2019.