Lewisville ISD board names an interim superintendent

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The Lewisville school board appointed Gary Patterson as the district's interim superintendent. (Screenshot courtesy Lewisville ISD)

The Lewisville school board appointed Gary Patterson as the district's interim superintendent. (Screenshot courtesy Lewisville ISD)

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The Lewisville school board appointed Gary Patterson, right, as the district's interim superintendent. He and Karen Rue, left, will help the district find a new superintendent. (Screenshot courtesy Lewisville ISD)
The Lewisville ISD board of trustees appointed a new interim superintendent during a special board meeting Nov. 29.

After about two and half hours of discussion, the board unanimously approved Gary Patterson as the district’s interim superintendent.

Patterson will join the district around Dec. 13 and learn the day-to-day operations from the current administration. He will take over fully after the winter break and the start of the spring semester.

Patterson retired as a full-time superintendent in 2014 and now fills in on an interim basis for area school districts. He most recently served as interim superintendent at Lake Dallas ISD. He also was previously appointed by LISD as a superintendent search consultant, alongside former superintendent Karen Rue. The two will assist the district in finding a new superintendent, said Amanda Brim, the district’s chief communications officer.

The board looks to fill the superintendent's position during the spring semester.


Patterson’s appointment came after Superintendent Kevin Rogers announced his retirement on Nov. 2. His retirement is effective Jan. 31.

Rogers has more than 35 years public education experience at LISD, according to a Nov. 2 district news release. He started at the district in 1986 as a teacher and coach and advanced through the ranks and was named superintendent in May 2015.
By Samantha Douty
Samantha Douty joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2021 as the Lewisville/ Flower Mound/ Highland Village editor. She graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2018 with a degree in journalism. But her passion for journalism started when she was 16 years old. Before joining Community Impact Newspaper, she reported on education for the Victoria Advocate, a rural South Texas daily newspaper.