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New leadership hires in MFISD

Patrick Hinson and Stan Whittle

The Marble Falls Independent School District selected Patrick Hinson (left) as principal of Marble Falls High School and Stan Whittle (right) as assistant superintendent of administration on May 15. Courtesy photos

Marble Falls High School has a new principal following unanimous school board approval. Marble Falls Independent School District trustees also OK’d the promotion of a current staff member to assistant superintendent of administration during their regular meeting Monday, May 15.

Blanco High School Principal Patrick Hinson will take on the same role at Marble Falls High School, while current MFISD Federal Programs Compliance coordinator Stan Whittle moves up to the assistant superintendent position recently vacated by Superintendent Dr. Jeff Gasaway.  

Hinson replaces outgoing Principal Dr. Damon Adams, who is moving to Copperas Cove ISD to serve as assistant superintendent of operations and support.

Before Blanco, Hinson worked in the Pflugerville and Lake Travis districts. A resident of Spicewood for seven years, he is excited to serve his community.

“Like I told (the board) during (executive) session, ‘It’s just good to be home,’” Hinson said during the meeting. “It’s going to be good to be able to look those kids in the eyes that I go to church with that we see in the community and see at ballgames. You’ll see me about, and I can’t wait to get started.”

Hinson will work alongside Adams before his departure to better understand the issues facing MFHS.

“I’m looking forward to working with Dr. Adams before he leaves,” he said. “I look forward to picking his brain a little bit on what’s going on and just being able to get in the hallways and be at different events just so I can get started.”

Gasaway believes Hinson’s residency in the area will serve him well in the new role.

“He is a man of the community,” he said of Hinson during the meeting. “He goes to church with our kids, he shops in our stores, and for him, this is an opportunity to join Marble Falls ISD as he already is a community member. We here are excited and thrilled that he is going to be joining us.”

Hinson will start his new role at the beginning of the 2023-24 school year.

Whittle, a 1996 graduate of Marble Falls High School, is also looking forward to his new position.

“I’m just truly honored to be able to serve the community and the Marble Falls ISD community and continue to build on the successes of our students,” Whittle said during the meeting. “I’m just really looking forward to the future, continued growth, and collaboration.”

Over his 22-year career in public education, Whittle has amassed 10 years of cumulative service at MFISD.

Board President Kevin Naumann told Whittle during the meeting that he looks forward to working with him.

“We’re glad to have you in the new role even though you’ve been with us for a little bit,” Naumann said. “It’s going to be exciting to see your leadership and be able to work next to you.”

Whittle begins his new job immediately.

Gasaway is confident the district made the right choices with the two new hires.

“I know we found the best and most highly qualified candidates to fill these leadership roles,” he said in a media release. “Stan Whittle has a history of success in education and has dedicated many years of service to the Marble Falls community. Patrick Hinson is a strong addition to our leadership team and brings an inherent devotion to love and inspire students. I look forward to working closely with Mr. Whittle and Mr. Hinson over the coming years.”

nathan@thepicayune.com

1 thought on “New leadership hires in MFISD

  1. Two great Christian men that will help to improve MFISD!

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