Paul Norton is officially Lake Travis ISD’s new superintendent

Paul Norton of Texarkana ISD is Lake Travis ISD's new superintendent. (Courtesy Lake Travis ISD)
Paul Norton of Texarkana ISD is Lake Travis ISD's new superintendent. (Courtesy Lake Travis ISD)

Paul Norton of Texarkana ISD is Lake Travis ISD's new superintendent. (Courtesy Lake Travis ISD)

Lake Travis ISD trustees approved Paul Norton as the superintendent of schools during a virtual special called meeting July 8.

Norton was named the lone finalist during a June 17 board meeting, officially initiating the 21-day waiting period required following the selection of a superintendent in Texas.

The former superintendent of Texarkana ISD will fill the role left vacant by outgoing Superintendent Brad Lancaster, who has served the LITSD for more than eight years.

Both community members and district officials have emphasized the importance of a smooth leadership transition amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

“I know there are lots of challenges—obviously what’s coming up in the fall,” trustee William Beard said. “Certainly, we feel like you’re the guy that's going to help us get through it all.”


Since the lone finalist announcement, Norton said he has been working alongside Lancaster and has met with LTISD leadership staff.

The district released its preliminary reopening plans for the 2020-21 school year June 6—a proposal Lancaster said Norton was made aware of.

“We are keeping Mr. Norton fully informed of our processes and are getting his feedback and input,” Lancaster said. “We will continue to do that through July 23 on my last day.”
By Amy Rae Dadamo
Amy Rae Dadamo is the reporter for Lake Travis-Westlake, where her work focuses on city government and education. Originally from New Jersey, Amy Rae relocated to Austin after graduating from Ramapo College of New Jersey in May 2019.


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