New Braunfels ISD has announced Matthew DeLoach as the district’s new Chief of Schools. DeLoach currently serves as principal of Davenport High School and has worked in public education for the last 17 years.

“Matthew is a proven leader and will continue to lead NBISD in the same manner he has done throughout his career,” said NBISD Superintendent Dr. Laurelyn Arterbury. “He has high expectations and will incorporate those practices by leading our campus administrators.”

In 2019, DeLoach was selected to open Davenport High School as the first school principal. During his time at Davenport, he led the creation of multiple parent organizations, facilitated the “Build the Pack” movement to establish school spirit and boost teacher morale, and incorporated Project Based Learning best practices to improve student learning.

DeLoach also served three other campuses in Comal ISD as the principal of Canyon Middle School (2016-19), Canyon Lake High School academic dean and assistant principal (2014-16), and assistant principal of the Discipline Center. Prior to coming to Texas, DeLoach was a middle school assistant principal in York, South Carolina. His classroom experience includes teaching seventh grade at Jenkins Academy in Charleston, South Carolina and at Rosemary Middle School in Andrews, South Carolina.

DeLoach is a graduate of The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, where he obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Studies Education and a Master of Education Degree in Secondary Administration. He also is working on his Doctoral Degree in Philosophy-School Improvement at Texas State University. DeLoach holds a superintendent certification, principal certification and social studies (8-12) certification.

“I am both thrilled and honored to accept this position at NBISD,” said DeLoach. “I look forward to the journey ahead and the positive impact we can create together. My wife, Lauren, and I have lived in the district since moving to Texas, and we are excited about living, working, and educating our son, Elton, all in one place.”

DeLoach replaces Jennifer Garcia-Edwardsen who left for a Superintendent role in Taylor ISD in December of 2023. DeLoach is scheduled to begin his new role on February 5.