Tracy Johnson, Keller ISD’s chief human resources officer, has been named as the lone finalist for the district’s next superintendent.

The backstory

According to a news release, Johnson has been in her current role since 2019. Her public education career began more than 22 years ago. After earning a Bachelor of Science from Texas Woman’s University and a master’s degree and doctorate from the University of North Texas, Johnson’s career in public education includes:
  • Working as an elementary school teacher in Northwest ISD
  • Serving in an administrative role in Grapevine-Colleyville ISD
  • Being named coordinator of advanced academics in Keller ISD
  • Serving as executive director of human resources in Denton ISD
The details

Keller ISD board of trustees voted unanimously to name Johnson the lone finalist at a special meeting Nov. 27, the news release states. A state-mandated 21-day waiting period now follows before Johnson can be officially hired to the position.

According to the news release, the board is expected to call another special meeting after the waiting period to formally declare her superintendent and determine her start date, which is tentatively expected to be Jan. 2, 2024. Should Johnson be hired, she will be the first female to serve as the district's superintendent.

Outgoing Keller ISD Superintendent Rick Westfall announced in June that he would be retiring, prompting the search that led to the hiring of Johnson, the news release states. John Allison has served as Keller ISD’s interim superintendent for the last six months.

What they’re saying

“Dr. Johnson is the best choice for Keller ISD because she is deeply rooted in our community,” said Charles Randklev, KISD board of trustees president. “She knows our students, educators and parents, which means she understands how to support our kids and establish strong learning environments for them to succeed.”

“I am humbled and honored to have been chosen as the lone finalist for the Keller ISD superintendent position,” Johnson said. “This is profoundly personal for me because I truly believe we have the best students, parents, employees and community. I am thankful for the board of trustees’ commitment to our students and for placing their trust in me to lead this district.”