Gordon Butler will leave his role as principal of Lake Travis High School after being named the new assistant superintendent for Carroll ISD in the Dallas-Fort Worth region.

During a June 7 CISD meeting, trustees unanimously approved Butler, who has 19 years of education experience, as the assistant superintendent for staff and student services.

Butler began his career at Lake Travis ISD in 2016 and has since served as principal for the district’s sole high school campus.

Butler spoke to the upcoming transition in a letter to LTISD parents and guardians sent in the morning of June 8.

“While I have mixed emotions, this is an incredible opportunity for me to begin the next phase of my professional career as a central office administrator,” he wrote.

A native of Fort Dix, New Jersey, Butler began his educational career as a fifth and sixth grade language arts and social studies teacher in Dallas ISD. Butler came to LTISD after serving as the assistant principal and later the director of program evaluation at McKinney High School in McKinney ISD, according to LTISD information.

During the meeting, CISD Superintendent Lane Ledbetter called Butler a “true educator at heart” and said he was excited to welcome him to the CISD district and community.

“Lake Travis High School has tremendously high standards, high expectations and I think that defines what Mr. Butler conveyed in his interview with us,” Ledbetter said.

In the next several weeks, LTISD Superintendent Paul Norton will meet with high school staff and parent teacher organization officers to begin the process of selecting a new principal, according to Butler’s letter.

A new campus leader should be named this summer ahead of the 2021-22 school year, Butler said.

“I want to thank you for allowing me to serve you and your family during my tenure at LTHS. It has been an hour and privilege,” he wrote.