Koether leaving DISD for Leggett

Janice Koether she has been offered and has accepted the Leggett Independent School District’s superintendent position as the lone finalist.

“Janice has been a great employee and has helped us move many programs forward in our district,” said Gary Martel, Diboll ISD superintendent, “She has 27 years experience in education and has served the last five years as our director of Support Services. In this capacity she has provided services to students and staff in many areas such as curriculum, child nutrition, technology, nursing services, homeless program, counseling and guidance, and library media services.”

Koether said she has been living in Leggett, a small town about 30 miles south of Diboll.

“It was a great opportunity that presented itself,” Koether said. “I will get to work in live in the same community. There is a lot I will miss about Diboll. It has a great sense of community.”

Koether attended Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Teaching Home Economics followed by a Masters Degree in Vocational Home Economics and Early Childhood Certification. She received her second Masters in Education and Administration from Stephen F. State Austin University.

Her community services have included community computer education classes, working with the Troop 95 Boy Scout Association, Boys and Girls Club of Diboll, Diboll Day and our Senior Citizens programs.

Diboll ISD will begin the process of setting a timeline for her departure later this spring.