The Lewisville ISD board of trustees appointed Will Skelton as the district’s new chief of high schools on March 18.

Skelton takes over for Andy Plunkett, who recently announced his retirement after 29 years of service, according to a district news release.

The details

Skelton has spent 23 years with the district, most recently serving as principal of Marcus High School since 2018. In his new role he will be responsible for providing support and leadership to five high school principals, five ninth and 10th grade campus principals and LISD’s Technology Exploration and Career Center East and West campuses, per the release.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to serve the staff, students and communities of LISD in this new role, and I look forward to supporting our principals and educators in the great work they are already doing across our district at the high school level,” Skelton said.

Prior to his time at Marcus, Skelton was principal at Flower Mound High School’s 9th Grade Campus from 2014-18. He also worked as an assistant principal at Lewisville High School between 2011-14.

Also of note

Skelton holds a bachelor's degree in music from Stephen F. Austin State University and a master’s in educational administration and principal certification from the University of North Texas. Before moving into campus administration, Skelton served as head band director at Lakeview Middle School, and assistant band director at Downing Middle School, McKamy Middle School and in Terrell ISD, according to the news release.

“With more than 20 years in Lewisville ISD, Mr. Skelton has proven to be a strong leader and advocate for our students, staff and district,” Superintendent Lori Rapp said. “His experience and perspective will help ensure that our high schools are successful in their mission to engage and inspire learners and leaders.”

Skelton will join the district’s other chiefs of schools—Chantell Upshaw, Rhonda Godbey and Rachel Garrett.