The Bridge City Independent School District has a new superintendent in Dr. Mike Kelly. The Bridge City School Trustees announced they were offering Kelly a contract at their meeting on Tuesday, March 30.
Dr. Kelly replaces Todd Lintzen who is retiring after 36 years in education, the last five in Bridge City. Kelly is thrilled to take on his new position in Bridge City. “I’m humbled and excited all at the same time, I know that I’m about to join an incredible school district and a fantastic community, and so I look forward to that with excitement. My family is ready, we’re all in, and ready to be there, so, again just happy but humble at the same time to be chosen,” Kelly admitted.
Currently, Dr. Kelly is serving as the superintendent of the Valley Mills Independent School District in the Waco area. Kelly has also served as a principal which he enjoyed because it allowed him to interact closer with students and staff which he believes will benefit him as the new superintendent with the Bridge City ISD.
His experience in multiple levels of education and his outgoing personality will benefit him Kelly believes in achieving his goals for the already outstanding Bridge City schools. “Building on the success that’s already in place in Bridge City, a very successful school district academically and extracurricular, I look forward to being a part of that and doing my part to even take it to the next level.” Kelly stated.
Bridge City Assistant Superintendent Gina Mannino has been appointed the interim superintendent. Dr. Kelly is expected to start his job as the Bridge City Superintendent on April 12.