SAN ANTONIO -- Northside Independent School District's current Deputy Superintendent for Administration, Brian T. Woods, was named the lone finalist for the superintendent's position.
Woods will replace retiring superintendent Dr. John Folks. Folks last day on the job will be June 30th, 2012 after 10 years with the district. The 43-year-old started his education career as a social studies teacher at John Marshall High School in 1992.
"When I came to Northside to teach, I had never been to San Antonio. I fell in love with the school," Woods said.
Woods has held various other positions, including vice principal at Clark High School in 2000. In 2004, he was named the school's principal. In 2006, Woods became the assistant superintendent for secondary administration.
The Northside school board received 25 superintendent applications, and 6 candidates were interviewed. The board felt Woods was the most qualified and knew more about the district than any other candidate.
Woods told News 4 WOAI he knows the challenges that face the district, including growth and school finance cuts.
"The district just finished cutting $61.4 million dollars out of it's budget for this school year," added Woods.
Aside from Wood's long resume, he also has an 8-year-old son.
"One of the things that I would want parents to know is that I'm a parent of a Northside student. And so I very much understand that perspective," explained Woods.
School board members will officially appoint Woods as superintendent on May 22nd, since they have to wait 21 days by law.