Junior high principal retires

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With the end of his 11th year at Sealy ISD coming in May, so too ended Barry Wolf’s tenure in Tiger town, as Superintendent Sheryl Moore confirmed his retirement last week.

“I wish him well. Barry’s the kind of guy who has done a lot of things and done everything well of what we asked him and we’re going to miss him,” Moore said. “Everything from coaching to teaching to assistant principal to principal, he was also interim athletic director, he did everything we needed, which we appreciate.”

Most recently, Wolf was promoted to principal of Sealy Junior High School last November after Lisa Svoboda stepped up to fill the vacant chief financial officer’s role when Jim Obermeier retired.

Before then, Wolf had been assistant principal at the junior high where he split duties as the interim athletic director after Jason Holcomb’s resignation in November of 2016 until the hire of current head football coach and athletic director Shane Mobley in 2017.

“I have the experience,” Wolf said in an interview with The Sealy News at the time of assuming the athletic directing position. “I have been an athletic director for eight years in Bishop.”

Bishop CISD is where he got his start in education, spending 20 years there as a teacher and coach, dean of students at the junior high, and athletic director.

Moore added that she already had a meeting with the department chairs of the core classes scheduled to narrow down their search criteria in order to attempt to fill the large-sized shoes Wolf leaves behind.

“We’re going to decide what we think we’re going to need at this job so we can find that person,” Moore said. “We intend to open (our search outward) but that doesn’t mean we won’t go with an internal candidate. We are going to cast a wide net to find the right person.”

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