MISD superintendent finalist outlines plan for district

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MIDLAND, Texas (ABC Big 2/Fox 24) – Midland ISD will be getting a new superintendent. The MISD board announced Dr. Angelica Ramsey as their sole finalist Thursday night. Dr. Ramsey will take over the district once the school board votes to approve the new hire.

“It’s just it means so much to me,” Dr. Ramsey said. “I’m excited and I’m humbled by just the belief that the board has in me.”

A graduate from the University of Texas-El Paso, Dr. Ramsey is returning to Texas after serving as Superintendent of Schools for Pleasant Valley School District in Camarillo, California.

She also worked with Socorro ISD in El Paso for over a decade. She is now heading to Midland and hopes she can move MISD down the path of success.

“I want to hear from all of our stakeholders,” Dr. Ramsey said. “What they think are the strengths of our school district and the areas where we may have challenges and have opportunities to grow.”

While Dr. Ramsey is also challenged with navigating Midland ISD through a pandemic, she said she will engage more with the MISD community.

“Thinking about leveraging the things we have learned through the pandemic to actually increase stakeholder engagement, turns that challenge into an opportunity very quickly,” Dr, Ramsey said.

And she said she will also aim to unite the community that has been divided over changing the name of Lee High School.

“I’m going to honor the process, it happened, and provide a voice for those that do feel differently, and work through that together,” Dr. Ramsey said.

But most of all, she hopes she will get help from the community to help Midland ISD strive.

“For me, it’s about building relationships,” Dr. Ramsey said. “I can’t wait for the community to get to know me better and for me to get to know them, so we can overcome any challenges that we have and we can move forward.”

Dr. Ramsey will officially take the ranks at Midland ISD once the school board approves their hire in 21 days.

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