Doug Killian to leave Hutto ISD to become Pflugerville ISD superintendent

The Pflugerville ISD Board of Trustees announced Doug Killian as the lone finalist for PfISD superintendent. He was named during tonight's special meeting. Killian currently serves as the superintendent for Hutto ISD.

PfISD Board President Vernagene Mott said the board believes Killian is a great fit for Pflugerville ISD and will lead the district in addressing its rapid growth while focusing on fulfilling its mission of providing a quality education for all children. Mott praised her fellow board members for their hard work and dedication in choosing a superintendent candidate.

“We had a strong pool of candidates and Dr. Killian quickly rose to the top,” Mott said. “He met so many of the qualifications that our staff and community indicated were crucial in our next superintendent. His previous experience as a superintendent is a big plus, but his personality and history of leadership and collaboration came shining through during our discussions.”

The board also cited his impressive academic leadership, servant leadership, and strong civic involvement.

Killian brings 13 years of superintendent experience to PfISD—the last seven years were served with Hutto ISD.

“I am extremely excited about the opportunity to join the Pflugerville family,” Killian said. “I’d like to thank the board of trustees for their faith and trust. It is a wonderful opportunity to join such an outstanding district and staff.”

Killian received his doctorate in educational administration from Texas A&M University, his master's degree in educational administration from Texas A&M International University, and his bachelor's degree in political science and history from Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University).

According to state law, the district must observe a 21-day waiting period before executing a contract. He is expected to begin full time with the district in June.
By Joe Warner
Joe Warner is executive editor of Community Impact Newspaper. He previously served as managing editor for Central Texas and senior editor of the flagship Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto newspaper. He came to Central Texas from Metro Detroit, where he was editor and general manager of several daily and weekly publications. He is the former president of the Michigan Press Association and was on the MPA board of directors for nine years.


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