The Carroll ISD board of trustees approved a contract for the district's new superintendent and district alum, Lane Ledbetter.
Ledbetter will officially begin his tenure as superintendent on Jan. 4 following a 21-day waiting period. Ledbetter has been the superintendent for Midlothian ISD for the last five years. He was announced as the lone finalist for the position in November.
“I’m very excited and looking forward to really hit the ground running,” Ledbetter said. “I know there’s a lot of work to do [...] but my priority initially is going to be to get to know the Dragon community.”
Ledbetter is a Carroll ISD class of 1989 graduate. He received his Bachelor of Science in education from Baylor University, his Master of Science in education from the University of North Texas and his doctorate in educational administration from Baylor University.
Along with his work as superintendent for Midlothian ISD, Ledbetter has previously worked as a teacher and coach in Lake Travis ISD, Grapevine-Colleyville ISD and Carroll ISD. He also worked for Birdville ISD for 13 years as a secondary principal and administrator of virtual education in before shifting to assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction from 2009-12. In addition, Ledbetter served as the Graham ISD superintendent from 2012-15.
“I can’t say enough how thankful I am, how excited I am to be coming back and serve this community alongside the tremendous board we have here and see how we can continue to make this a great place,” Ledbetter said.
His appointment to the position of superintendent comes at a time when the district is embroiled in a lawsuit over alleged violations of the Texas Open Meetings Act. The hiring of Ledbetter will allow the board to continue work on the district’s cultural competence action plan, which was on hold until the hiring of a new superintendent.
Carroll ISD superintendent to begin tenure Jan. 4
Lane Ledbetter is the superintendent at Midlothian ISD and will begin his work as Carroll ISD's superintendent Jan. 4. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)