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Announcing Dr. Bruce Gearing, Leander ISD Superintendent Lone Finalist

Special Meeting to Approve Contract, Aug. 15  l  Lone Finalist Announcement of Dr. Bruce Gearing | Biography
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The Leander ISD Board of Trustees named Bruce Gearing, Ed.D., as the educator to lead its fast-growth district, serving more than 40,100 students across 43 schools. The 2019 Region 13 Superintendent of the Year, Gearing has served as the Dripping Springs ISD superintendent since February 2012. During his tenure, he oversaw a fast-growth district, growing by approximately 50 percent, while supporting students with state and national success in academics, arts and athletics.

State law requires a 21-day waiting period following the naming of a lone finalist. The Board will vote on the contract for Gearing and he will start his new role in mid-August. Chief of Staff Matt Smith will serve as the acting superintendent in the meantime.

The Board of Trustees will vote on the superintendent contract on Aug. 15. If approved, Gearing will start on Sept. 3. 

Gearing will join Leander ISD after Dan Troxell, Ph.D. announced his selection by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) as deputy executive director. Troxell’s last day will be July 31.



Timeline

DATE

TASK

STATUS

SEPTEMBER

9/3/2019

Bruce Gearing starts as Superintendent

AUGUST

8/15/2019

Board of Trustees hold special-called meeting — Superintendent Contract

8/8/2019

Convocation (Elementary, Secondary)

JULY

7/31/2019

Dr. Troxell resigns as Leander ISD superintendent

7/25/2019

Board of Trustees name Bruce Gearing, Ed.D., as the superintendent lone finalist

7/16/2019

Second round of interviews

7/8 – 7/10/2019

First round of interviews

JUNE

6/25/2019

Board of Trustees hold special-called meeting to discuss selection process for superintendent and to review and consider applications | Agenda

6/20/2019

Board of Trustees hold a regularly scheduled meeting with the superintendent search process on the agenda.

6/14/2019

Application deadline for Superintendent candidates. More info in "Candidate Resources" section below.

6/13/2019

Close of the Superintendent Survey

6/6/2019

Superintendent Survey available to the community

6/6/2019

Board of Trustees hold a regularly scheduled meeting with the superintendent search process on the agenda.

6/5/2019

Focus groups held with stakeholders.

6/5/2019

Board of Trustees hold special-called meeting to discuss selection process for superintendent | Agenda

MAY

5/16/2019

Board of Trustees hold a regularly scheduled meeting with the superintendent search process, superintendent contract and superintendent resignation on the agenda.

5/8/2019

Board of Trustees hold special-called meeting to discuss selection process for superintendent

5/2/2019

Board of Trustees select Thompson & Horton to conduct LISD's superintendent search

APRIL

4/26/2019

Dr. Dan Troxell accepts position as Deputy Executive Director for the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB)

Announcement:
Letter from Board President Aaron Johnson
Letter from Dr. Troxell

Candidate Resources

Thank you for your interest in joining Leander ISD. We hope that the following information assists you in better understanding the Leander ISD culture, along with the responsibilities and qualifications of the superintendent position.

Conducted by:

Please submit your resume and letter of interest to:

Please direct inquiries to:

Resources