Carroll ISD's new interim superintendent hails from a large North Texas school district

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Carroll ISD announced Sept. 15 it had named an interim superintendent amid its search for a permanent hire.

Former Frisco ISD Superintendent Jeremy Lyon will serve as the interim CISD superintendent starting Oct. 15. This move will allow for outgoing Superintendent David Faltys to transition to a special advisor role through the end of December ahead of his scheduled retirement.

“The Board is excited to have a leader like Dr. Lyon join our team during this important transition period,” CISD board President Michelle Moore said in a release. “He is personable, a good listener, and has experience leading a large district, which will serve him well as he steps into this temporary role. We believe he is an excellent choice to serve as interim.”

Firm Thompson & Horton is conducting the search for the district’s next leader as Lyon takes his temporary seat. Lyon retired from his FISD position in 2017, according to the district, with a total of 14 years of experience as superintendent.

“Carroll ISD is an extraordinary school district, with a reputation for excellence across this state and nation,” Lyon said in the release. “I am humbled in my opportunity to make a small but important contribution to its excellence and success.”


Faltys had previously planned to announce his retirement after spring break in 2020, but that got pushed back due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Dr. Lyon did a masterful job while in Frisco and is highly respected by superintendents across the state,” Faltys said in the release. “The Board has made an excellent choice.”
By Gavin Pugh
Gavin has reported for Community Impact Newspaper since June 2017. His beat has included Dallas Area Rapid Transit, public and higher education, school and municipal governments and more. He now serves as the editor of the Grapevine, Colleyville, Southlake edition.


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