Waxahachie ISD Board of Trustees Names Cain Permanent Superintendent

The Waxahachie ISD Board of Trustees has named Dr. Bonny Cain as the lone finalist for the district’s permanent superintendent.

Dr. Cain has served the district as the interim superintendent since September 2018. After a twenty-one day waiting period required by Texas state law, she will officially be a permanent part of Waxahachie ISD.

“The Board is excited that Dr. Cain will be staying to continue the great things happening in Waxahachie ISD,” said Board President Dusty Autrey. “After an extensive nationwide search for a new superintendent, the entire Board is in agreement that Dr. Cain is the best person for the job.”

Since arriving in Waxahachie ISD, Dr. Cain has worked with district staff to put processes in place to improve student achievement and efficiently handle the fast growth of the community. She has been an integral part of the planning and design of the district’s new agriscience facility and Max H. Simpson Elementary School.

“In the months I have spent in Waxahachie ISD, I have grown to love it,” said Dr. Cain. “There is not a community around that is more committed to its children and its schools. I am excited to continue the work my staff and I have started to allow Waxahachie ISD to further its achievements. I’m appreciative of the Board’s trust in me to lead the district to even greater things.”

Dr. Cain was most recently the superintendent of Waco Independent School District, retiring from the district in 2017. Prior to that, she served Pearland ISD for nearly 25 years, in roles that included superintendent, district-level administrator, campus administrator, and teacher.

Dr. Cain holds a Doctor of Education degree from the University of Houston, in addition to two master’s degrees. She is an accomplished writer and speaker, and throughout her career, she has served on a number of state-level educational organization boards, including the Texas School Alliance, the State Board for Educator Certification, the Texas Middle School Association, and the Texas Academic Decathlon Organization.