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AISD board names interim superintendent

Members of the Amarillo Independent School District board met in special session at noon Monday, and named AISD Chief Human Resources Officer Doug Loomis as interim superintendent. (ABC 7 Amarillo--Steve Douglass)

UPDATE 1:49 p.m. Oct. 1:

The Amarillo Independent School District Board of Trustees Monday named Doug Loomis as interim superintendent to succeed the retiring Dr. Dana West.

During the special school board meeting, board members also accepted the retirement of Superintendent Dr. Dana West.

Loomis, described as a veteran educator, is the current chief of human resources for AISD, according to the district's website.

Board President Scott Flow said he believes this appointment will continue the district's "fundamental role to prepare students for life and success," according to Amarillo ISD.

According to AISD, Loomis began his career in the district 31 years ago as a teacher at Wolflin Elementary. He has since worked in every cluster at every level in the district.

For the past five years, Loomis has served as the district's Chief Human Resources Officer.

The appointment is effective immediately.

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Original post 1:18 p.m. Oct. 1:

Amarillo school board members Monday named Doug Loomis as interim superintendent to succeed the retiring Dr. Dana West, board members announced at a specially called meeting.

During the special school board meeting, board members also accepted the retirement of Superintendent Dr. Dana West.

Loomis is the current chief of human resources for AISD, according to the district's website.

ABC 7 Amarillo will update this story as details become available.

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