Superintendent's Report
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Considering a bond election

In January, the LISD Board of Trustees formed the 2017 Bond Advisory Committee (BAC) to study the district’s present and future facility, technology and ancillary needs. The intent of this committee is to help the Board determine whether it is … more

Saving taxpayer money with energy-efficient schools

As we work to operate efficiently and maximize resources for instruction, Leander ISD proactively monitors and invests in its facilities to provide functional learning environments and responsibly manage taxpayer dollars. more

Building community through language initiatives

Three years ago, when LISD opened Reed Elementary, we were excited to adopt a new bilingual program called two-way Dual Language at the campus. The program immerses native-English and native-Spanish speakers into the same class together starting in … more

Students reminded to plan for the future

During my first weeks in Leander ISD, I have seen numerous examples of the district’s commitment to see that all students are ready for the challenges of post-secondary education or the workforce after graduation. While visiting every LISD campus, … more

Bond Survey Team Reports Findings to Board

A few weeks ago, 500 district residents participated in a phone survey conducted by our partners from Rice University. more

Preparing Students, Families for Success with Backpack Attack

One of my first impressions when I joined Leander ISD last fall was the level of support our students receive by our entire community. I am so proud to see how full the stands are at every game, … more

Recognizing our ‘all-star’ school board

 Each January, we join communities across the state of Texas to thank those who have volunteered to serve as advocates for our children and public schools. School Board Appreciation Month allows us an opportunity to recognize these public servants … more

Celebrating award-winning band program with Festival of Bands

Last Monday, I joined hundreds of parents, district staff and community members from across Leander ISD who gathered once again at Bible Stadium in Leander to enjoy the Festival of Bands. more

Congratulations, Class of 2017

It is the culmination of years of hard work. It is the product of countless reports, exams, track and field days, art projects, school dances, science fairs, tournaments and performances. It is a time for all the parents, family members, teachers … more

Opening the doors to our schools, culture

One of the first things I noticed when I came to Leander ISD is the same thing many students, parents, educators and community members comment on about our district: our culture. Our culture is noticeable, you can feel it, and that is not the case … more

The State of Leander ISD in 2017

On Feb. 17, I had the privilege of meeting with more than 200 of our local business and community leaders, elected officials, parents, principals and a few special students to deliver the annual Leander ISD State of the District address. This was … more

Innovating LISD’s Pre-K Program

In Leander ISD, our priority is to provide the highest quality education to every student — from our youngest learners just starting on their journeys to our graduating seniors preparing to make their way in the world — to ensure they each leave … more

Giving back to those who give back

Visit any of our campuses on any given day, and you will find a team of dedicated volunteers—parents, grandparents, retired teachers and community members—working on a variety of tasks throughout the school. You will find them helping in the … more

A closer look at the 2017-18 calendar

Developing the district calendar each year may seem like a formulaic procedure that only requires shifting school days around standing holidays. However, in practice, it is a lengthy and involved process. Our goal is to create a calendar that … more

Next steps in exploring a bond election

In Leander ISD, we work hard to keep transparency and open communication with our community. In like manner, I want to do my part in regularly updating you with the progress our Bond Advisory Committee (BAC) and its subcommittees are making in … more

Kicking off the Year with Professional Learning Communities Summit

Welcome back to what promises to be another outstanding school year in Leander ISD! While 2017-18 may be off to a soggy start, our educators are rearing to go after preparing the past several weeks … more

LISD Students Outpacing Peers on Academics, Extra-Curriculars

While some school districts throughout our great state take tremendous pride in having just one state-ranked program, ranging from robotics, to baseball, band or agriculture, Leander ISD features many examples of students achieving at the highest levels. more

Leander ISD Focused on Student Instruction, Teachers with Budget Planning

The Leander ISD Business and Finance Department, in cooperation with campus and district staff, work with our locally elected Board of Trustees for several months to craft an annual budget to serve … more

Taking a closer look at “Districts of Innovation”

Last week, I wrote about the process and considerations we undertake when setting our annual district calendar. Our Board of Trustees and administration faced a number of obstacles in setting the 2017-18 calendar, including the mandated start of … more

Fantastic First Day of School in LISD

What an exciting day for us in Leander ISD! The first day of school is one of my favorite days of the year as our schools once again fill with bright, shining faces and the hum of excitement spreads … more
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