LISD Names New School Monta Jane Akin Elementary School

LISD Names New School Monta Jane Akin Elementary School
Posted on 02/03/2017

Monta Jane Akin

At the Feb. 2 board meeting, the Leander ISD Board of Trustees voted to name the district’s 26th elementary school Monta Akin Elementary School, which will be located across from Stiles Middle School at the corner of Ronald Reagan Boulevard and Journey Parkway.

“Looking at the history of this district, it is impossible to overstate Monta's influence,” LISD Board President Will Streit said. “She played a pivotal role in transforming LISD from a poor-performing district in the late 1970s to one of academic excellence today.”

Akin, who had been the assistant superintendent of instructional services, retired in December of 2015 after more than 40 years in LISD. Akin was instrumental in implementing the district’s continuous improvement culture and guiding documents, working closely with the district’s longtime superintendent, Tom Glenn.

Before serving in the assistant superintendent role, Akin was a teacher, a reading specialist and a curriculum director.