Dr. Randy Hoyer, Superintendent of Skidmore-Tynan ISD has been named Superintendent of Schools for Orange Grove ISD.

Dr. Hoyer was named Lone Finalist for the position and was officially hired by the District on April 17 at the OGISD Regular Board meeting. He replaces Lynn Burton who is retiring effective June 30.

“I have long held Orange Grove ISD in high regards and look forward to bringing my skill set to the district, and for the benefit of students and teachers,” Dr. Hoyer stated. “Excited to begin a broad prospective on how we can best serve children. You can't overestimate the value of prospective.”

Dr. Hoyer has 33 years of experience in public education that includes classroom teacher and coach in Santa Rosa, Texas, high school assistant principal, middle school principal (North East ISD in San Antonio), service as superintendent in Kenedy County-Wide Common School District and, is currently the superintendent of schools for Skidmore-Tynan ISD.

“I hope to bring all that I've learned to my new district,” Dr. Hoyer said.

He has an undergraduate degree from St. Cloud State University (Minnesota), a graduate degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and a doctoral degree in educational administration from the University of Texas at Austin.

Dr. Hoyer was selected from over 30 viable candidates of which six were interviewed.

Dr. Hoyer will begin his contract with OGISD on June 1, 2017.