Gideon Named Assistant Superintendent of Operations
Hutto ISD has named Henry Gideon as its new Assistant Superintendent for Operations. He will officially start with the district on Monday, June 4. Gideon and a yet to be named Chief Financial Officer will replace former Deputy Superintendent Ed Ramos, who took a position with another district earlier this month.
Gideon brings 27 years of experience in public education to Hutto, most recently as Chief Operations Officer at Boerne ISD where he directed the district’s various support departments and oversaw emergency operations planning and school resource officers since 2015. Prior to Boerne ISD, Gideon served for 24 years in Bastrop ISD as Chief Operations Officer (2006-2015), Director of Operations (2000-2006), and Director of Child Nutrition (1994-2000 and 1990-1993).
In both districts, Gideon’s responsibilities involved direction and oversight of a wide array of district operations and support, including Child Nutrition; Transportation; Facilities Maintenance; Emergency Operations Planning; School Resource Officers; Facilities Planning & Construction Management; Real Property & Land Use Planning; Long Range & Strategic Planning; and Demographics.
"Hutto ISD welcomes Henry Gideon as the new Assistant Superintendent for Operations. Mr. Gideon's experiences with fast growth districts, bond planning, school operations, and school health and safety are tremendous assets,” said Hutto ISD Superintendent Dr. Celina Estrada Thomas. “More importantly, we welcome his passion for his commitment to ensuring that all aspects of district operations contribute first and foremost to student safety and student learning. We hit a homerun in hiring Mr. Gideon! We look forward to having him join the Executive Leadership Team.”
Gideon is a 1987 graduate of Stephen F. Austin University with a degree in Liberal Arts. He is involved with the Texas Association of School Business Officials (TASBO) conducting operations and transactional leadership audits, as well as consultation. Additionally, he served on an advisory committee for TASBO and Concordia University to help develop a special MBA program that includes specialization in public school finance and operations. He assists in consulting roles generally focused on systems & process improvements, as well as “brick and mortar” concerns that involve developing and maintaining safe and quality learning environments; facilities planning; real property and land use planning; and a variety of economic development concerns.
“My wife and I are very excited to move to Hutto ISD and to be part of the Hippo Nation,” said Gideon. “It is a genuine honor to join what we know is an outstanding team! And, to know that Hutto ISD has great stakeholder and parent support truly makes it feel like we are coming home. It is our prayer that we can be counted on to make positive contributions in the district and in the community as we collectively support student success.”
Gideon and his wife, Staci, have been married 30 years. They have a daughter, Andee, who resides in Bastrop with husband, Aaron, and 11-year-old son, Malakai. The Gideon’s also have a son, Tristan, who is a senior at Concordia University, where he is President of the Concordia Student Government and Leadership Association and previously pitched for the baseball team.
In his free time, Gideon is a photographer and amateur woodworker who likes to collect and restore traditional hand tools.
Gideon added, “As a student of both woodworking and of leadership, I consider what I do vocationally and for a hobby to be a continuous journey, and I am reminded of a great quote by Antoine de Saint-Exupery that encapsulates my personal mission in both regards: ‘If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood, and don’t assign them tasks and work. Rather, teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.’”