Sep 27, 2017
Dr. Dan Troxell, Superintendent, LISD
Overview of LISD

Dan Troxell, Ph.D.
On July 27, 2016, Dr. Dan Troxell was named by the Leander ISD Board of Trustees as the lone
finalist for the position of superintendent of schools. Troxell is currently serving in his 14th year
as superintendent of Kerrville ISD. During his tenure in KISD, Troxell provided the service
leadership that led to significant improvements in academic programs, the completion of
numerous building programs, and sound fiscal management. Troxell was named Superintendent
of the Year by the Texas Association of School Boards in 2008.
As a district, KISD was one of 24 Texas school systems, out of more than 1,200, to earn the
distinction designation for postsecondary readiness. KISD is also one of ten districts that has
earned the post-secondary designation for two consecutive years, as well winning many other
state and national accolades.
Prior to his tenure in KISD, Troxell served as an assistant superintendent in the CypressFairbanks
ISD, in suburban Houston. 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.
Troxell was 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 Texas Association of School Administrators Legislative Committee, the
UIL Legislative Council, which he chaired in 2013-2014, and the Texas Association of School
Boards Risk Management Fund Board. Troxell is also active in local organizations and serves on
the board for the Kerrville Economic Development Corporation.
Troxell and his wife, Shelley, have two sons.