Derry new Utopia ISD superintendent May 27, 2020 - 05:00 Posted in: Columns Michael A. Derry has been hired as superintendent for the Utopia Independent School District to succeed Jessi Milam, who is moving to the superintendent’s post at a Big Bend area school district. Derry, a 24-year employee with the Bandera Independent School District, was hired by the Utopia school board on May 18 after beating out 21 other applicants. He has a three contract at $90,000 a year and officially starts July 1. Derry said his contract with BISD ends June 1, but he took unused vacation time to visit with Milam as Utopia ISD’s outgoing superintendent to begin the transition process. The incoming UISD ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!