Following the retirement announcement of Brad Lancaster, Lake Travis ISD begins search for a new superintendent

Lancaster was hired by the district in 2012 following his time at Waco's Midway ISD. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)
Lancaster was hired by the district in 2012 following his time at Waco's Midway ISD. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)

Lancaster was hired by the district in 2012 following his time at Waco's Midway ISD. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)

Lake Travis ISD has begun the search process for a new superintendent following the retirement announcement of Lake Travis ISD Superintendent Brad Lancaster on Oct. 18.

Lancaster, who has been with the district since 2012 announced his plans for retirement after 37 years of service in public education. His final day of work is scheduled for June, according to Lancaster’s letter to LTISD parents and the community.

The letter also stated that Lancaster will aid the board, senior staff and the Educational Leadership Team in the transition.

During a special called meeting Jan. 22, the board of trustees voted to execute a contract with Thompson & Horton LLP to aid in the search process. The district previously worked with the Houston-based law firm during the hiring of Lancaster, according to Marco Alvarado, LTISD's director of communications media and community relations.

Mike Moses and David Thompson will act as search consultants to the district, according to the executive summary of the search proposal. Both consultants have served Texas’ public education system.



Thompson is an attorney who previously served as general counsel for the Texas Education Agency and acted as the associative executive director for the Texas Association of School Boards. Moses served as the Texas Commissioner of Education, the deputy chancellor and a professor of educational administration for Texas Tech University, and the superintendent for Dallas ISD.

The open superintendent position was posted to the district’s website Jan. 23, according to Alvarado, who added a timeline of the search and hiring process will be released shortly.



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