Superintendent

SuperintendentDan Troxell, Ph.D.

Dan Troxell, Ph.D., is in his second year as the Leander ISD superintendent. Before coming to LISD, Troxell served as superintendent of Kerrville ISD for 13 years.

Prior to his tenure in KISD, Troxell served as an assistant superintendent in the Cypress-Fairbanks ISD. He earned a Bachelor's of Arts with honors, and subsequently a Ph.D., from the University of Texas at Austin. Additionally, Troxell earned a master's degree in education from Texas State University in San Marcos. He began his career in education as a middle school teacher, later serving as a middle and high school assistant principal, and as a high school principal in both Allen and Cypress-Fairbanks ISDs.

Troxell was named the 2008 Texas Association of School Boards Superintendent of the Year. He was also named the 2006 Region 20 Advocate of the Gifted, and in 1997, he was named the Dallas Morning News reader-selected Best Principal. During his career, he has taught courses in school finance as an adjunct professor and as a part-time professor at Schreiner University, Sam Houston State University and the University of Houston.

Troxell serves on the UIL Legislative Council, where he chairs the standing committee on Academics; and the Texas Association of School Boards Risk Management Fund Board.

Troxell and his wife, Shelley, have two college-aged sons.

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Superintendent Columns

Superintendent's Column
Summer Learning Helps Students Prepare for 2018–19
06/27/2018
Summer is in full swing, and our high temperatures absolutely reflect that! This break is a much-needed time to relax for our students, as well as an opportunity to explore new areas of interest and make new friends. It is also important to continue the learning process and avoid the “summer slide” that can really hamper the academic growth of a child.
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This Summer, Kids Eat Free with LISD
06/20/2018
In an effort to meet the needs of hungry children during the summer months, the federal government offers the Summer Food Service Program. This federal program ensures that all children have access to nutritious meals when school is not in session. Nationwide, an estimated 200 million free meals will be served to children by way of this program.
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LISD Supports Students After Graduation
06/13/2018
It was a joy to watch the Class of 2018 walk the stage at last week’s graduation ceremonies. An overwhelming feeling of accomplishment and hope for the future filled every seat at the HEB Center as more than 2,700 graduates tossed their hats and sang their alma maters.
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