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Poth declines job offer

Rebecca Pesqueda

Reporter

Back in the beginning of April, the Poteet ISD School Board of Trustees named their lone finalist for the superintendent position. Janna Poth, former Pleasanton HS graduate and Poteet ISD administrator, was picked and would officially be offered the position after the state law of 21 days had passed. However, when that time came, Poth, who currently works at Region 20 in San Antonio, rejected the offer, sending Poteet ISD back into the search of a superintendent.

“Poth was actually very torn about the decision to reject the offer,” said Suzanne Jenschke, Poteet ISD Executive Administrative Assistant and HR-Certification Specialist. “She said it just wasn’t the right time for her to accept the job.”

Last week, just before the General School Election on May 5, the Poteet ISD School Board called a meeting on Wednesday, May 2. During that meeting, discussion regarding the employment of a superintendent, including the naming of a new finalist was on the agenda.

Upon returning from their closed meeting, the Poteet ISD School Board named Charles Camarillo as the lone finalist. As per state law, the school board must wait the allotted 21 days before officially offering Camarillo the position. Jenschke says it was a unanimous decision.

Camarillo currently holds the superintendent position at Somerville ISD in Burleson County, TX. He is a graduate of Poteet ISD and will be returning to his hometown to take on the superintendent position just in time for the 2018-2019 school year.

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