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O’Brien takes GCCISD Acting Superintendent

BAYTOWN – At the same special board meeting for Goose Creek Consolidated Independent School District as Dr. Salvador Cavazos resigned, Randal O’Brien was named as Acting Superintendent for the district.

O’Brien holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from East Texas Baptist University, where he played basketball and tennis.

He also holds a Master’s of Education in Administration from Sam Houston State University and is nearing completion of his doctorate at Beaumont’s Lamar University.

As Deputy Superintendent for Administrative Services, O’Brien has overseen the planning, design and development of the three new elementary school campuses and is in the design phase of other bond projects, such as the new Transportation Center and the new Data Technology Center. He also supervises Food Services, Athletics, Maintenance and Operations and Transportation.

“I am looking forward to serving the district as well as the community in the role of acting superintendent,” said O’Brien. “As our staff and students return to school, we at Goose Creek CISD appreciate the community’s support of our district, and we plan to have a great start to the 2014-2015 school year. We would like to focus on the good things going on within Goose Creek.”

Prior to coming to Goose Creek, O’Brien served as superintendent of Hubbard ISD for four years. As superintendent, he was involved with a large bond project, including a new middle/high school and gymnasium complex and an agriculture complex. He also served as high school principal in Blooming Grove ISD for three years, middle school principal in Tarkington ISD for four years, intermediate school assistant principal in Willis ISD for three years and high school assistant principal in Montgomery ISD for two years.

At Conroe ISD, he was the vocational marketing coordinator for two years, and he has taught marketing education, mathematics, science and physical education, along with coaching a variety of sports.

O’Brien was nominated as Region 12 Superintendent of the Year by the Board of Trustees of Hubbard ISD in 2011-2012. He also was selected as Outstanding Administrator in the Region 4 Excellence in Education Awards in 2005. Chosen as a presenter at the SERA Conference in New Orleans in 2012, his topic was Commonalities that Exist Between High Performing Schools.