Dr. John W. Frossard the lone finalist for the WFISD’s Superintendent position.
July 03, 2012
WFISD Board members named Dr. John W. Frossard the lone finalist for the district’s superintendent position. Frossard currently serves in the dual role as Assistant Superintendent/Chief Human Resources Officer for Fort Bend Independent School District in Sugar Land, Texas. Fort Bend, located near Houston, is the seventh largest school district in Texas with over 69,000 students and 74 schools. The announcement, made today during a special session, begins a 21-day period required by Texas law before the Board can officially hire a candidate.
Frossard has 29 years of extensive experience in education, starting his career as a business education teacher in Virginia. Since that time, he has worked in North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas. Frossard has served successfully in two of the nation’s 52 largest school districts as chief human resources officer overseeing 8,600 employees, assistant superintendent for 24 schools, chief academic officer, assistant superintendent for high schools and high school principal. His superintendent experience includes serving two districts in that capacity.
During his career, he has worked collaboratively to accomplish the following:
- Led a diverse district from a state rating of “Academically Acceptable” to “Recognized,” as chief academic officer in Fort Bend ISD
- Raised achievement in all testing areas for African American, Hispanic and Economically Disadvantaged students in Fort Bend ISD
- Successfully passed a $69.7 million school construction bond to build the first new schools in 28 years, as superintendent of the Lenoir County Public Schools in Kinston, North Carolina
- Opened four new high schools as the first principal including a $22.5 million high school technology center in partnership with the local community college and the economic development office of the City of Virginia Beach, Virginia
According to Dr. Frossard, “Many educators speak of helping all children, but their actions don’t support that belief. My personal mission is to help all children succeed. A child’s zip code shouldn’t determine the quality of education received.”
Frossard earned a doctor of education degree from the University of Virginia and is a member of several professional organizations. He and his wife, Nancy, have five children. The youngest is seven years old and will attend school in WFISD.
The Board of Trustees will negotiate a contract with Frossard during the 21-day period and anticipates he will start as superintendent on July 24 when the Board can take action on a contract.