During a special board meeting on August 1, 2016, members of the MISD Board of Trustees voted to name Rod Schroder as the Interim Superintendent of Midland ISD. Schroder began his career at Amarillo ISD as teacher and coach at Sam Houston Middle School, then a junior high, and Amarillo High School. Before beginning his position as superintendent in 2000, he served in administrative roles that include assistant athletic director, secondary personnel director and assistant superintendent of personnel. Schroder retired from Amarillo ISD in 2015, following 42 years with the district and 15 years as Superintendent.
Schroder has served as president of the Texas School Alliance, on committees with the Texas Association of School Administrators and on the Board of Directors for the Texas Business and Education Coalition. In 2014, Region 16 named Schroder Superintendent of the Year.