Marble Falls ISD assistant superintendent steps down for Kenyan school

FROM STAFF REPORTS

MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls Independent School District Assistant Superintendent Janice Mauldin announced her resignation the week of March 18 to focus her efforts on a nonprofit school in Kenya.

“For Dr. Mauldin, this school is a big priority, and she needs to be in an area more accessible to resources which fund her nonprofit (school),” MFISD Superintendent Rob O’Connor said. “We wish Dr. Mauldin the best. She has helped implement many positive systems in the short year-and-a-half she has been with the district.”

The district is weighing its options regarding filling the position. O’Connor said he is confident Director of Secondary Academics Eric Penrod and Director of Elementary Academics Lee Courville can run the department until the district decides on a course of action.

Mauldin joined the district as assistant superintendent of academic programs in January 2012. For several months prior to taking that position, Mauldin served as the Texas Title 1 Priority Schools grant shepherd at Marble Falls High School.

Mauldin and her husband, Tony Mauldin, moved to Kenya in 1996 after visiting it several times. Tony Mauldin, an educator and a basketball coach, held several basketball clinics in Kenya before the couple relocated to the country for several years.

Even after returning to the states, the couple kept close ties with the Kenyan community through a school they support in the African country.

Tony Mauldin returned to Kenya in March.

O’Connor said he believed the district staff and students will forge ahead.

“Although Dr. Mauldin will be missed, I have full confidence that our teachers and staff will continue to set and meet high curriculum standards,” the superintendent said. “We are blessed to have a great staff.”

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