Wimberley ISD is pleased to announce that Mr. Shad Scharlach has been named the Director of Transportation for the district. The WISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved the selection at its meeting on February 27. Mr. Scharlach is currently serving as an assistant principal at Wimberley High School.
"I'm thrilled to be taking on this new challenge, while being able to stay at work in the district I love,” Mr. Scharlach said. “I look forward to building upon the consistency and reliability that already exists within our Transportation Department and can't wait to team up with our wonderful drivers, monitors, and other personnel to serve our students and families."
Mr. Scharlach is in his 12th year at WISD and has 26 years of total experience in the education field at many school districts, including as the AEP director at WISD, and assistant principal at Danforth Junior High School, Smithville High School, and Llano Junior High. In addition to positions in administration, Mr. Scharlach was a teacher for 13 years as well as a head basketball coach and athletic coordinator. He also founded, owned and operated a successful small business in recreation for 10 years.
“Shad’s knowledge and experience within WISD and the Wimberley community will be an asset as he transitions to the Transportation Director position,” says WISD Superintendent Dr. Greg Bonewald. “His attention to detail and thoughtfulness regarding processes and scheduling will be a benefit to the department and positively impact our student and family experiences.
WISD will now begin the process to seek a new High School Assistant Principal, and Mr. Scharlach will transition to his new role over the course of the spring semester.