Higley Unified School District Superintendent Search

  • Higley Unified School District Governing Board members approved a new superintendent for the 2024-2025 School Year after a nationwide search and months-long selection process. Dr. Nate Carman has accepted the position and will take on the new role starting July 1. 

    Dr. Carman is currently the Superintendent of Socorro Independent School District in El Paso, Texas, serving more than 47,000 students on 51 campuses. Previously, he has served as superintendent in San Benito CISD and Teague ISD. He has also served as a district administrator, teacher, and coach.  

    “Dr. Carman has decades of experience in education and leadership,” said Governing Board President Michelle Anderson. “I am confident that he will continue the great work of prioritizing students and providing limitless opportunities for learners in our district.” 

    Throughout the search and selection process conducted by outside recruitment firm Ray & Associates, the board made it a priority to take input from parents, families, community members and partners for the pivotal role. In November, Higley families and community members were surveyed to determine the top qualities for their ideal candidate. The top ten qualities were used for recruitment materials during the search. 

    Thirty candidates applied for the role, and the board selected six to interview. After initial interviews, two candidates moved on to a public forum event, before which the district solicited questions from the community and selected a sample of those questions to ask candidates. After the forum, the board collected community feedback in the form of another survey, to consider during their decision. Surveys and feedback opportunities during every step of the process allowed board members to feel confident in representing their constituents for the decision. 

    “We know this is an important role, not just for our schools but for our community,” said Anderson. “The quality of education in our district impacts everyone, and we wanted to include input from all stakeholders during the selection process.” 

    For more information on Dr. Carman, click here.