College Station ISD School Board Names Superintendent Lone Finalist

The only applicant for superintendent of College Station ISD is named lone finalist for the job.

That’s after an enthusiastic school board Tuesday afternoon unanimously voted for interim Mike Martindale.

Martindale waited through a 30 minute executive session, then listened to 20 minutes of board comments before the vote.

This is Martindale’s third position with CSISD, having joined the district as principal at Rock Prairie elementary before becoming the first principal at College Station High School, then becoming assistant superintendent and chief financial officer.

Board president Michael Schaefer says final action is anticipated at their next regular meeting in March, following a state mandated 21 day waiting period.

This is Martindale’s second superintendent’s job. He previously served in Florence ISD, which is between Killeen and Georgetown.

According to CSISD’s website, Martindale has 16 total years of principal experience in Angleton ISD, Barbers Hill ISD, and CSISD. He has also served as director of secondary education in Angleton ISD, where he began his career as a math teacher in 1991.

Also from the CSISD website:

A 1991 graduate of Texas A&M University, Martindale earned his Bachelor of Science with teaching certifications in math and physical education. In 1996, he earned his Master’s of Education in Administration from the University of Houston – Clear Lake. In 2005, he received his Superintendent’s Certification from the University of Houston – Victoria.

Martindale and his wife Alicia, who is a Spanish teacher at Wellborn Middle School, have two children. His daughter Ava is a freshman at College Station High School and his son Cooper is a seventh grader at Wellborn Middle School.

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