Board Members Comment on Dr. Kent Paredes Scribner

Board members offer comments on Dr. Kent Scribner being named sole finalist for the position of permanent superintendent of the Fort Worth ISD:

“Dr. Kent Scribner is a proven leader who is nationally respected --- and, quite simply, he is the right fit for Fort Worth.  He will take our students to the next level. And, he will address the achievement gap. I am proud of the work that the ‘Team of Nine’ trustees did in selecting Dr. Scribner, and I look forward to us being a ‘Team of Ten’ as we go into the future.” Mr. Jacinto Ramos, Jr., Board President, District 1 

“Dr. Kent Scribner’s cumulative experience and leadership skills are a perfect fit for the District. He’s everything we need in the Fort Worth ISD and I truly believe he will serve this community for many years to come.”  Mrs. Tobi Jackson, Board Secretary, District 2  

“I am looking forward to the experienced, capable leadership of our new Superintendent.  Thanks to the community for the input into helping the Board of Trustees identify the key attributes of the new Superintendent.” Mrs. Christene Moss, Board First Vice-President, District 3  

“We are excited to work with Dr. Scribner as he takes on the role of permanent superintendent.  We know and trust that he will be an advocate for all students in the Fort Worth ISD.”  Dr. Theophlous Aron Sims, Sr., District 4 

“Dr. Scribner is an outstanding, proven leader and educator focused on all children graduating prepared to achieve success in college, career and life – a great match for our school District and community.” Mrs. Judy Needham, District 5  

“I believe the selection of Dr. Scribner as our candidate will herald a period of fruitful collaboration between the community, board, administration and schools.  His record in Phoenix is truly remarkable.” Dr. Ann Sutherland, District 6 

"Dr. Scribner's multi-cultural background will serve him well in Fort Worth.  He has a special regard for students with extra needs while also working to make sure students in the middle and high achieving have what they need to go as far as possible.  He is an excellent addition to our leadership team." Mr. Norman Robbins, District 7 

“I was extremely pleased with the strength of the candidate pool and with the process and I think the Board made an excellent choice in Dr. Scribner.”  Matthew Avila, District 8  

"Dr. Scribner brings a proven track record of success in the areas that are critical to the future of FWISD, and the energy to do the job.  It is a privilege to welcome him to Fort Worth." Mrs. Ashley Paz, Board Second Vice President, District 9