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Superintendent Search

Frisco ISD Superintendent Dr. Jeremy Lyon announced his retirement March 17 after 31 years in public education, more than four in FISD. His last day with the District is June 30, 2017.

On April 10, trustees selected Jenny Preston Educational Consulting to guide them through the process for selecting a new superintendent of schools. Dr. Jenny Preston is a former superintendent in Allen ISD who also assisted the District with its strategic planning process in 2015. She brings a wealth of knowledge of FISD and the area and experience with superintendent searches with the firm Horn, Smith, Wood & Preston. Dr. John Horn, former Mesquite ISD superintendent, assisted with recruiting candidates for the position.

On May 22, the School Board named Dr. Mike Waldrip, current superintendent of Coppell ISD, lone finalist for the vacancy. 

Search Timeline

  • March 27: Board workshop – Analyze search process

  • April 4: Special Board meeting – Review search firm proposals

  • April 10: Extended regular Board meeting – Interview search firms and select search firm

  • April 18: Special Board meeting – Initial planning with Jenny Preston Educational Consulting

  • April 26: Staff and Board-appointed focus group meeting with Jenny Preston Educational Consulting

  • May 1: Community forum with Jenny Preston Educational Consulting 

  • May 3: Community forum with Jenny Preston Educational Consulting 

  • May 17-22: Superintendent candidate interviews

  • May 22: Special Board meeting - Trustees name Dr. Mike Waldrip lone finalist

  • June 12: Special Board meeting - Trustees expected to approve new superintendent contract 

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