Superintendent's Executive Cabinet

Superintendent's Executive Cabinet


 Ryder Warren, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools

Chief executive officer of the district responsible for administering the policies of the school district, hiring all personnel, and providing the administrative leadership for the operation of the schools.



Dr. Thornell

Rob Thornell, Ed.D.

Deputy Superintendent

Dr. Thornell was selected as Northwest ISD’s deputy superintendent in May of 2018. He currently oversees three divisions in NISD: Curriculum and Instruction, Technology, and Facilities & Planning, Athletics, and Fine Arts Departments. For more information, visit the Office of the Deputy Superintendent's website.


Kim Caley

Kim Caley, Ed.D.

Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources

Responsible for all human resource functions and employee benefits and risk management to ensure an optimal learning environment for our students.



Jennifer Carlisle

Jennifer Carlisle

Executive Assistant to the Superintendent

Responsible for the coordination of school board agenda preparation and other communication and administrative functions for the superintendent of schools, board of trustees, and superintendent's cabinet.


Brian Carter

Brian Carter

Chief Financial Officer

Responsible for the district's business and data services including finance, budgeting, accounting, payroll, accounts payable, auditing, and purchasing. 


E Conklin

Emily Conklin

Executive Director of Communications

Responsible for internal and external communication, volunteer and partnership programs, media relations, and special events.



Michael Griffin

Michael Griffin, Ed.D.

Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction

Responsible for administering the instructional program to provide a strong, comprehensive education program.


  C Hobbs

Christie Hobbs

General Counsel

Responsible for review of contracts, public information requests, and guidance on legal matters for the district.



Tim McClure

Assistant Superintendent for Facilities

Responsible for the non-instructional operations of the district. The responsibilities include maintenance services, custodial services, indoor air quality, asbestos management, and construction.


A Scott

Angela Scott

Public Affairs Coordinator

Responsible for government relations, communication, and legal liaison for the district.