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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
Leander ISD partners with municipalities, agencies for infrastructure and safety
11/15/2017
Roads, public safety and infrastructure require healthy relationships among public entities to ensure our families and business communities get the best value for their tax dollars.
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Leander ISD Moves Forward After Voters Approve $454.4 Million Bond
11/08/2017
Leander ISD celebrated Veterans Day last week by welcoming America’s heroes to events, performances and learning engagements. It is important for our students to learn about the sacrifices our nation’s veterans have made to serve this country.
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Serving the Whole Child
11/01/2017
Our Leander ISD team welcomes around 1,000 new students every year. While we are committed to managing this growth – most notably with our 2017 bond proposal that’s on the ballot this month – we remain focused on the individual needs of each student.
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