Leander High School Principal Tiffany Spicer will be taking over as the Executive Director of College and Career Pathways after the end of the school year.
“I’ll miss my babies,” Spicer said. “I love them. My kiddos are absolutely amazing and the educators here are some of the very best in the state.”
Spicer said she has aspirations to become a superintendent one day.
“These are baby steps to get there,” she said. “I am so glad I get to stay in Leander ISD.”
Spicer has served as principal of Leander High School since 2014. Prior coming to LISD, she spent 10 years in Round Rock ISD. There she served in numerous roles including teacher, assistant principal, associate principal and principal. In addition, she’s held leadership positions that oversaw campus planning and improvement, as well as staff and program development.
“Dr. Spicer is a proven contributor to student success,” said Superintendent Dan Troxell. “She is focused on improving and implementing systems that indirectly and directly impact student achievement. Her rich experience working with students from diverse backgrounds, combined with her energy and enthusiasm, will help set all LISD students on course for future success in all post-secondary and workforce settings.”
A new Leander High School principal has not yet been selected. Spicer hopes her replacement will take as much pride in her students as she does.
“I’d tell them [the new principal] that we work hard and we play hard,” Spicer said. “There has to be a balance. We celebrate not just academics but other great aspects of the students.”
In her new role, Spicer is looking forward to making sure that every campus is getting the support it needs.
“We need to make sure every kiddo in the system has the opportunity to do what they choose,” she said. “To pursuit anything they want.”
Spicer has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin and a master’s degree from Texas State University in San Marcos.
She holds a doctoral degree from Texas A&M University in College Station.