Leander ISD is gearing up to begin a search for a new superintendent after Friday morning's announcement that Dan Troxell will be resigning to accept a position as deputy executive director for the Texas Association of School Boards.
Troxell, who has been LISD superintendent for three years, announced the change on the school district's website Friday morning.
"I am a passionate advocate for Texas public schools," Troxell said. "By accepting the Deputy Executive Director position at TASB, I have the opportunity to impact students at a statewide level. It has been my honor to serve you as Leander ISD superintendent of schools. We have accomplished much together, and I am confident Leander ISD will remain a destination district with your continued dedication to the welfare of each and every child. I wish you all the best!"
The Leander ISD board of trustees will discuss the hiring process Troxell's replacement at its May 2 meeting, according to board president Aaron Johnson.
"Dr. Troxell has had a significant impact for good in our district and has overseen a number of notable successes," Johnson said. "We are grateful that he has worked so closely with our Board to set a course for even greater successes in the future. It comes as no surprise that others have taken notice of our successes and progress under Dr. Troxell’s leadership. He will remain a welcome friend to Leander ISD."
The district's announcement noted a number of accomplishments achieved during Troxell's tenure, including "multiple state and national championships for student teams and programs," the launch of a districtwide leadership development program for teachers and staff and the passage of a $454 million bond package to help accommodate the rapid growth of the district.
TASB is a nonprofit association established in 1949 to serve local Texas school boards, which make up the largest group of publicly elected officials in the state.
Before joining LISD, Troxell served at Kerrville ISD, Cypress-Fairbanks ISD, Allen ISD and Round Rock ISD. He previously served on the TASB Risk Management Fund Board of Trustees since 2005 and in 2008, he was named Superintendent of the Year by TASB, according to LISD's release.
Troxell currently serves as a board member for the Cedar Park Chamber of Commerce, as a member of the Austin Chamber of Commerce DTC70 Executive Committee, as a member of the UIL Legislative Council and as chair of the UIL Standing Committee on Academics.