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C-OCISD employment proposals approved
San Jacinto News- Times
COLDSPRING -- New employment recommendations by Superintendent LaTonya Goffney to Coldspring-Oakhurst Consolidated Independent District trustees bring administrative change to the District. COCISD trustees accepted the proposals in their recent regular meeting. G o f f - ney recommended Dr. Bill Chapman, c u r r e n t C o l d - s p r i n g - Oakhurst H i g h S c h o o l principal, for the position of assistant superintendent. Subsequently, for the COHS principal position, she recomm e n d e d Greg Solberg. Solberg is currently C O H S assistant principal. G o f f - ney also proposed Vikki Curry for the position of Coldspring- Oakhurst Intermediate School principal. Current principal, D’Wana Bryant, will retire at the end of this school year. Chapman moves to assistant superintendent following two years at COHS where, during his tenure, State test scores improved in 25 of 27 categories. He also added several new courses of study, including Family Consumer Sciences and and Forensic Science. Dual credit course opportunities increased as well. Chapman has a Doctor of Education from Sam Houston State University. He also holds a master’s degree in educational administration from SHSU and a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Solberg, like Chapman, joined COHS two years ago. His primary responsibility has been discipline. Under his watch, reports reflect a steady decline in code of conduct violations - from 760 in 2007-2008 to a projected total of 450 for 2009-2010. Solberg has also been involved in new teacher training, particularly in the area of classroom management. “My primary goal as principal,” he says, “is to keep the high school on track to Exemplary status, as started under the leadership of Ms. Goffney and Dr. Chapman.” Prior to joining COCISD, Solberg worked for 10 years in Conroe ISD as a junior high and then high school social studies teacher and coach. Solberg holds a masters’ degree in educational administration from SHSU and a bachelors’ degree in Social Studies with a minor in education from Winona State University in Winona, Minnesota. Curry, a graduate of COHS, leaves Clark Intermediate School in Spring ISD after 10 years of service to return to Coldspring. At Clark Intermediate, Curry first worked as a fourth grade math teacher. She later served as an instructional specialist, counselor, and then assistant principal. Furthermore, she spent five years in Galveston ISD as a selfcontained/ third grade teacher. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in academic studies with a minor in English from SHS and a masters’ degree in counseling and a masters’ degree in educational administration from Prairie View A&M.