Updated: June 21

Heather Sanchez withdrew from consideration for the Leander ISD area superintendent position in early June, according to the district. Rouse Principal Christine Simpson will take the vacant position this summer.

"Due to decisions made in the best interests of her family, Mrs. Sanchez withdrew from consideration for the area superintendent position in early June," LISD spokesperson Matt Mitchell said.

Posted: May 10

Starting this summer, Heather Sánchez will be a new area superintendent at Leander ISD. The board of trustees approved the hire May 6.

“I grew up in New Mexico and spent almost all my summers with my grandparents in the Marble Falls area, so this feels like coming home,” Sánchez said in a district release. “My entire family is looking forward to our transition to the district and to being actively involved in the community.”

Sánchez previously worked as an executive director of schools in a Seattle-area school district, according to LISD, and has a bachelor's degree in education from Western New Mexico University and a master's degree in curriculum and instruction from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

There are three LISD area superintendents who support, guide and coach campus principals, according to the district. Sánchez replaces Devin Padavil who became the Taylor ISD superintendent earlier this year.