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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, where he chairs the claims committee.

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

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Superintendent Columns

Superintendent's Column
Academic Success Continues to be at the Forefront for Leander ISD
12/13/2017
We take tremendous pride in our students’ successes in Leander ISD. This fall, LISD students claimed remarkable accomplishments in arts and athletics programs, but I would like to take a moment to also recognize our academic programs and high-achieving students for their successes in the classroom.
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LISD students, community exemplify service to others
12/06/2017
Public schools thrive in caring communities like Leander ISD. More than 12,000 parents and community members commit thousands of service hours to our schools each year.
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Superintendent's Column
Leander ISD: District of Champions
11/22/2017
Leander ISD students shine on the biggest stages. Our philosophy in educating the whole child includes robust fine arts and athletics programs that excel in competitions throughout the state.
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