MABANK—Mabank ISD Board Trustees met in a brief meeting June 8 to name Brad Koskelin Superintendent of the district. Koskelin has served as acting superintendent since former Superintendent Lee Joffre resigned Jan. 27.
“It’s a great day in Mabank ISD,” said Board President Kenneth Odom as he congratulated Koskelin after the vote. Odom spoke glowingly of Koskelin’s 24 years in the district, beginning as a coach.
Koskelin began his career in education in the Birdville ISD near Fort Worth in 1993. He came to Mabank ISD in 1996, during which time he spent seven years as a teacher and coach, five years as an assistant principal and seven plus years as a principal, all at Mabank High School. He has held the position of Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources over the past four years.
He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education from Northwestern Oklahoma State University, a Master’s Degree in Education and Educational Leadership from Stephen F. Austin State University and Superintendent Certification from the University of Texas at Tyler.
Koskelin has been married to his wife Shela for 28 years. Shela is the Career and Technical Education Coordinator at Mabank High School. They have two children, Jordan and Zane, both of whom are proud graduates of Mabank High School.