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ROHS Leader Change

Red Oak High School Principal Howard Gatewood has accepted an Assistant Superintendent position with Venus ISD. Mr. Gatewood, who has been in education for 16 years after 22 years with the U.S. Marines, has been the ROHS Principal since 2020. He recently received his Superintendent Certification from the University of Texas Permian Basin.
Red Oak ISD has named current Assistant Principal Cole Monreal as the Interim Principal for the remainder of the year and is rolling out a plan for coverage, responsibilities, and assistance to Red Oak High School from central administration. The ROHS principal position will be posted this week.
“We will continue to serve our students and staff at Red Oak High School with the same high expectations, quality service, and rigor,” stated Superintendent Brenda Sanford. “When you have highly-qualified staff, you can expect others to recruit them. Mr. Gatewood will serve Venus ISD well and we will begin our search for a new leader for Red Oak High School.”