FWISD Board Approves New Leaders
Fort Worth, Texas, June 12, 2018 – On Tuesday, June 12, 2018 the Fort Worth ISD Board of Education approved the appointment of two new leaders of the Athletics and the Safety and Security departments.
Todd Vesely will assume duties as the head of Athletics. He is currently serving as the executive director of Athletics for the Ector County Independent School District in Odessa. Mr. Vesely is an accomplished administrator with over 20 years of coaching experience and an impressive list of professional accolades including:
- Texas High School Gymnastics Coaches Association Hall of Fame 2017
- Texas Coach of the Year 1994, 2000, 2003 and 2004
- National High School Gymnastics Coach of the Year 1994 and 2000
- Coached five state championship teams 1994, 1995, 2003, 2004 and 2005
- Master Teacher Permian High School
- Certified Athletic Administrator
“Todd has had the opportunity to build a rich legacy in Ector County,” said Superintendent Kent P. Scribner, in introducing him to the school trustees. “We are pleased he has chosen to bring that experience to the Fort Worth ISD to continue merging the lessons of teamwork and self-discipline with Fort Worth ISD’s commitment to academics.”
“I am truly honored to be considered as the next executive director of athletics in the Fort Worth ISD,” said Mr. Vesely. “The opportunity to have an impact on the lives of so many student athletes at so many different schools is a challenge to which I wholeheartedly look forward.”
Mr. Vesely will begin his job on July 16. He succeeds veteran Executive Director of Athletics Kevin Greene. In a proactive effort to continue the District’s commitment to serving students, educators, and administrators in an equitable, fair, and safe environment, the Fort Worth ISD recognized the need for a director of Title IX and UIL Compliance. Mr. Greene readily accepted the opportunity as a way to use his background, knowledge and to continue his outstanding service to the District.
The Board also approved the appointment of Daniel Garcia as the director of the Safety and Security department.
Mr. Garcia is a former assistant police chief for the Fort Worth Police Department with 25 years of policing experience. He has been serving since January, 2017 in an interim capacity as director of Safety and Security. His professional accomplishments include:
- FBI National Academy graduate
- Texas DPS Terrorism Training
- Basic S.W.A.T. School
- Leadership Fort Worth: Networking with Executives
- More than 15 years of Supervision/Executive Management
- Master Peace Officer
- First Hispanic police Captain in Fort Worth PD
- School Initiative Sergeant leading security for seven school districts
“Given Mr. Garcia’s vast experience with our local law enforcement I know he will continue to be extremely beneficial to the Fort Worth ISD, especially in this time of concern for school safety,” said Art Cavazos, chief of District Operation.
During the spring, Mr. Garcia convened an ad hoc committee of police and school safety personnel to research and compile a list of safety improvement recommendations in the wake of the tragedy in Santa Fe. Most of those recommendations have been implemented in FWISD and parallel those subsequently suggested by state leaders.