Dr. Brian Binggeli now runs the respected Brevard Public Schools near Orlando, Fla. He is the lone finalist for the job in Plano.
"The candidate profile gave us a clear understanding of the type of leader we were seeking. From our first visit with Dr. Binggeli, he projected an enthusiastic and visionary mindset for education. He shared his belief that 'every child can learn' with a heartfelt demeanor, and provided supporting data that made him an ideal fit," said Nancy Humphrey, the school board president.
Binggeli will replace Richard Matkin, who retired at the end of January.
The school board will vote on his appointment later this month. He is expected to start on July 1.