The Terrell ISD Board of Trustees made it official Monday night and approved a contract for new district Superintendent Dr. Georgeanne Warnock.

The contract goes into effect Jan. 1, and she will begin leading the district on Jan. 6 when schools reopen after the two-week holiday break.

“We are thrilled to officially welcome Dr. Warnock and her wonderful family to Terrell ISD. Her track record of success during her 21-year tenure at Carrolton-Farmers Branch ISD speaks volumes of her leadership ability. Furthermore, her knowledge and expertise in curriculum and instruction will be an incredible asset to the district. We are extremely proud of how hard our students and staff have worked to advance the district over the last several years, and we look forward to 2020 with excitement and confidence,” said school board President Dena Risinger.

The three-year contract calls for Warnock to be paid $215,000 per year. In addition, she will be provided a monthly travel allowance of $1,200 per month and a moving allowance of $20,000. Also, Warnock will receive a monthly computer allowance of $1,100 through June 2020 to “assist with additional expenses associated with relocation to the district and the commute to the district prior to establishing residence in the district,” the contract states. She also will receive a $300 monthly communications allowance for mobile telephone, home Internet and PDA (personal digital assistant).

Warnock comes to Terrell from the Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD, where she held the post of associate superintendent of educational services.

Dr. Bruce Wood, outgoing interim superintendent at TISD, said of Warnock: “She has, I think, a very good grasp of instructional leadership, particularly in Texas with all the testing we do. So I see that as a huge plus for the district.”

Wood described Warnock as “a very approachable person, and I think her leadership skills will be a tremendous asset for her as she moves us forward.”

He added: “I think she’s going to be a really good fit; I really do. I think she knows a lot of people and I have yet to talk to anybody who knows her who doesn’t say great things about her.”

Wood said he expects Warnock to work well with the district’s existing personnel.

Warnock holds a Bachelor of Arts in history and English from Trinity University, a Master of Education in secondary education from the University of North Texas, a Master of Education in education administration from the University of North Texas, and a Doctor of Education in educational leadership from the University of North Texas. She has a 21-year tenure in education.

Prior to becoming associate superintendent in 2013, Warnock served as principal for R.L. Turner High School for four years, associate principal for R.L. Turner High School for three years, assistant principal for Creekview High School for two years, and an English and Social Studies teacher for Creekview High School for five years.

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