TTUISD appoints new superintendent - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

TTUISD appoints new superintendent

Dr. Jim Taliaferro Dr. Jim Taliaferro

Provided by Texas Tech University:

Officials at Texas Tech University Independent School District (TTUISD) announced Jim Taliaferro as its new superintendent. He will begin his new position Aug. 1.

As superintendent, Taliaferro will represent TTUISD in the accreditation process to ensure compliance with the State of Texas' education codes and rules. He also will serve as supervisor for the two TTUISD principals and travel throughout Texas, the nation and internationally to recruit and market TTUISD programs.

"TTUISD is delighted to welcome Dr. Jim Taliaferro," Sam Oswald, the TTUISD executive director, said. "We are certain his knowledge, reputation and respect within the state of Texas will be of great benefit to our future growth."

Taliaferro earned his bachelor's degree and Master of Music Education from Wichita State University, followed by his Master of Education from West Texas State University, and a doctorate from Texas Tech.

Taliaferro retired in January from Slaton ISD, where he was superintendent for seven years. During his tenure, the district was designated as a Texas Education Agency  Recognized district in 2009 and 2010. Slaton High School was designated a 2008 U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon High School.

TTUISD was established by the State Board of Education in 1993, and currently provides educational solutions to students by offering supplemental and home school curriculum at a distance. The district has more than 2,900 full-time students and 8,530 supplemental students.

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • Trump defends his hard-line immigration policies to cheers

    Trump defends his hard-line immigration policies to cheers

    Thursday, June 21 2018 12:21 AM EDT2018-06-21 04:21:49 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 8:12 AM EDT2018-06-21 12:12:06 GMT
    (AP Photo/Susan Walsh). President Donald Trump speaks at a rally at AMSOIL Arena in Duluth, Minn., Wednesday, June 20, 2018.(AP Photo/Susan Walsh). President Donald Trump speaks at a rally at AMSOIL Arena in Duluth, Minn., Wednesday, June 20, 2018.

    Drawing cheers at a rally, Trump defended his hard-line immigration policies just hours after backing off efforts to separate immigrant families.

    Drawing cheers at a rally, Trump defended his hard-line immigration policies just hours after backing off efforts to separate immigrant families.

  • House GOP immigration compromise teeters ahead of votes

    House GOP immigration compromise teeters ahead of votes

    Thursday, June 21 2018 12:41 AM EDT2018-06-21 04:41:36 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 8:04 AM EDT2018-06-21 12:04:15 GMT
    (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., joined by House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., left, and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, talks following a closed-door conference with fellow Rep...(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., joined by House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., left, and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, talks following a closed-door conference with fellow Rep...

    An ambitious House GOP immigration overhaul is teetering ahead of voting.

    An ambitious House GOP immigration overhaul is teetering ahead of voting.

  • Is April the giraffe pregnant again?

    Is April the giraffe pregnant again?

    Thursday, June 21 2018 6:44 AM EDT2018-06-21 10:44:41 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 7:10 AM EDT2018-06-21 11:10:23 GMT

    She became a worldwide sensation last year. And now, April the giraffe could be pregnant again.

    She became a worldwide sensation last year. And now, April the giraffe could be pregnant again.

Powered by Frankly