Kermit Ward is an educator with decades of experience. He currently acts as the superintendent of schools in the Clarksville school district.
He was born in Waco, Texas, and currently lives in Woodway, Texas. Rising from poverty himself, Kermit has a track record of being involved in his community.
Kermit Ward attended Baylor University and obtained a B.S. in Accounting. During his time at Baylor, he was named an All-American Athlete. He went on to earn a Master of Education in School Leadership from Tarleton State University. Kermit is currently completing the Cooperative Super intendancy Program at the University of Texas at Austin to obtain his Doctoral Degree in Education.
Kermit began his career in education as a math teacher. He served as the principal at Westview Middle School from 2011 to 2014 and as the principal at Connally High School from 2009 to 2017. He went on to serve as the executive principal at Faith Family Academy. Since July 2018, he has held his current role as superintendent. During this time, he has effectively increased student achievement in the district from a 70 to an overall district rating of 79 in ne year and led the district to an A-rating with FIRST with a 98. He also led the effort to pass a Tax Ratification Election (TRE) increase with an 85% approval rate, generating additional funding for the school district.
Constantly striving for personal growth and development, Kermit Ward is proud to take on the challenge of failing schools and transforming them into destination schools in a short period of time.
“If you don’t have any shadows, you’re not standing in the light,” is Kermit Ward’s philosophy. Kermit breaks down his days into professional development and personal time. He spends 40% of his day focusing on leadership for district employees, 15% on capacity building, 20% on reflection and visioning, 15% on self-care and family time, and 10% on community service.
Kermit has devoted a lot of his time to civic and community service. He served on the Waco Family YMCA Board from 2006 to 2009 and the Austin Community College System Board from 2014 to 2017. In 2016, he was a committee member of the Collegeboard AP Studies and from 2016 to 2017, he served on the Collegeboard National Conference Planning Committee.
Kermit Ward knows and values persistence, fidelity, and loyalty and is proud to possess the courage to stand for what is right even when he has to stand alone at times. He is also proud of raising his children to become productive and successful citizens of society.