Round Rock ISD named Bonita Teasley as its new executive director of special education on March 1.

What you need to know

Prior to joining RRISD, Teasley was the director of special education in Elgin ISD. She will begin her time with the district on March 18, per an announcement from RRISD.

Teasley earned a Ph.D. in educational policy and planning in executive public-school leadership from The University of Texas, and holds a Master of Education in educational administration from Prairie View A&M University. She graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in applied learning development from UT, according to the district.

Explaining the role

Teasley will oversee the district's special education program, which provides free public education to children ages 3-22 who may have the following:
  • Orthopedic impairment
  • Health impairment
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Intellectual disability
  • Emotional disturbance
  • Learning disability
  • Speech impairment
  • Autism
  • Multiple disabilities