PAnews.com, Port Arthur, Texas

March 28, 2013

PAISD superintendent resigns

Erinn Callahan
The Port Arthur News

PORT ARTHUR — Port Arthur Independent School District Superintendent Johnny Brown has announced his resignation, effective Sept. 30, 2014, at theThursday night school board meeting.

“I have determined that the time is right to move forward to other career opportunities at the end of my current contract,” Brown said in a statement. “I am honored, proud and thankful that I have had the opportunity to serve the children and community in such an important role, and wish the best to all concerned for continued success. I have given my best performance each and every day of my service and will continue to do so throughout the tenure of my contract.”

Brown came to PAISD in August 2006, by way of the DeKalb County, Ga. school district, where he had worked as a consultant.

Previously, the Austin native had served as the district’s superintendent, from July 2002 to October 2004. Brown was also superintendent of the Birmingham, Ala., City Schools from January 1998 to June 2002.

In August 1996, he was recruited by the Texas Education Agency to lead the Wilmer-Hutchins School District near Dallas as part of a state takeover of the district.

Board president Lloyd Marie Johnson thanked Brown for his “consideration in giving the board a timely notice of his intention to resign.”

“Dr. Brown’s announcement at this time will provide the board with opportunity to conduct a deliberate and comprehensive search to find a successor,” Johnson said. “In the concluding months, the board will consult with Dr. Brown in order to ensure a smooth administrative transition.”

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