Leander ISD focused on growing leaders from within


Leander ISD focused on growing leaders from within

By DAN TROXELL, Leander ISD Superintendent

As the 10th-fastest growing district in Texas, Leander ISD is slated to add approximately 1,000 new students every year over the next several years. We intend to continue being a destination district, and that includes for our exceptional staff. That is why it is imperative that we develop campus leaders that exemplify the very best the district has to offer.

Through a unique partnership with Concordia University, high-potential LISD teachers have the opportunity to earn their Master of Education degree with a specialization in Education Administration. Unlike other programs, the LISD Aspiring Leader curriculum offers district-specific coursework, preparing students to advance in their careers with a distinctly LISD-oriented approach. 

LISD Aspiring Leaders will attend courses at Cedar Park High School taught, not only by stellar Concordia University faculty, but by members of our LISD leadership team. Students will also complete a campus-specific project focusing on school and district improvement and growth. The project will ensure their capstone is truly relevant to their day-to-day work, while providing key insights for LISD leadership.

There are several other features that I think really make this program truly stand out. Because public education evolves quickly, the fact that both the faculty and the curriculum stem from the current school environment really matters. This program is also specially designed to meet the needs of individual students within a friendly community of classmates all focused on professional development that supports LISD goals and values. 

I am continually inspired by the selfless, dedicated teachers I am privileged enough to lead. It is my sincere belief that this program is one more way we can support them and continue to make Leander ISD a destination district.  

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