CISD in market for assistant superintendent

Stephen F. Austin State University, known for its programs in education since its founding in 1924 as a “state teachers college” has tapped CISD Assistant Superintendent Dr. George Willey for its Department of Educational Leadership faculty.
Willey announced earlier this month that he had accepted the position with the university serving some 12,000 students located in Nacogdoches, in East Texas. In his new position, as a professor in the Department of Educational Leadership, he will work primarily with aspiring principals.
Having taught in Carthage, also in East Texas, and being from Shreveport, La., Willey said he is familiar with Nacogdoches and looks forward to moving his family there.
Hired in 2009 when Rodney Fausett was superintendent, Willey was appointed acting superintendent just one year later when Fausett left. Willey handled both his own duties and those of superintendent for eight months until Collin Clark took over in the spring of 2011.
Some of his accomplishments during his tenure with Cameron ISD include leading the district.
when it earned its first TEA “Recognized” rating and winning the Lone Star Cup in the Spring of 2011. 
He is also credited with establishing the Communities in Schools program in Cameron, developing the bilingual education program to full compliance with state guidelines, and implementing a Health Science Technology program strand at Yoe High School. 
Willey came to Cameron from Copperas Cove ISD where he had served as high school principal and director of student programs. Prior to that, he has been an administrator in the Lake Travis and Round Rock school districts and a teacher in Carthage.
He has also served as an instructor in the Region XII Principal Certification Program and as an adjunct professor for Northwestern State University in Louisiana and Concordia University in Austin and served on several dissertation committees at the University of Mary Hardin Baylor.
Willey earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Texas State University and his doctorate from Texas A&M University.
He has been active in the Cameron Rotary Club, serving as president in 2011-12, the Cameron ISD Scholarship Foundation, the Cameron Chamber of Commerce, and First United Methodist Church.
He expressed his sincere appreciation for the educators in Cameron who have worked tirelessly during his tenure to provide a quality educational experience for our children.  He said he is also grateful to have served in a community that demonstrates such outstanding support for its schools. 
He will be leaving in January.