The Glen Rose Independent School District board Monday night nominated and approved Susan Wright as the new principal of Glen Rose Junior High.

Wright, who currently is vice-principal at Glen Rose High School, will take over the position from Shirley Craft, who is retiring.

Craft spent 18 of her 35 years as an educator in Glen Rose. She plans to remain in Glen Rose after her retirement.

In other action, the board agreed to nominate Wayne Rotan, GRISD’s superintendent, for the Texas Association of School Boards’ “Superintendent of the Year” award. It honors Texas school administrators for achievement and excellence.

“Candidates are chosen for their strong leadership skills, dedication to improving the quality of education in their school districts, commitment to public support and involvement in education, and ability to build good employee relations among teachers and staff members,” the association said.

The person named Superintendent of the Year receives a $5,000 award to be presented at the 2010 Texas Association of School Administrators/Texas Association of School Boards annual convention.

The board also set Thursday, May 13, at noon as the time to canvass the results from the May 8 school bond election. The $19.995 million bond program proceeds would be used to construct a new 2,000 seat gymnasium, convert an existing auxiliary gymnasium into a new band hall, add an addition to the Ag Livestock facility and district-wide technology upgrades. If approved, the projects are expected to be completed over the next two-and-a-half years.