Lewisville ISD names new chief financial officer

Paige Meloni
Paige Meloni started her career as a bilingual teacher in 1993. (Courtesy Lewisville ISD)

Paige Meloni started her career as a bilingual teacher in 1993. (Courtesy Lewisville ISD)

The Lewisville board of trustees named Paige Meloni the district’s new chief financial officer during a March 21 board meeting.

“I am thrilled to welcome Ms. Meloni to the LISD family as part of the district’s leadership team,” LISD Superintendent of Schools Lori Rapp said in a district news release. “Her extensive experience in educational finance will be a tremendous asset to our district as we maintain being good stewards of taxpayer dollars.”

Meloni joined the district from Education Service Center Region 20 in San Antonio. She has been chief financial officer for client business services since 2019, according to the release.

Meloni oversaw the business manager’s cooperative with more than 80 member districts, according to the release. She also led regional support in federal and state funding and compliance programs, child nutrition services and public education information management system services.

She has spent the past 29 years of her career in the San Antonio region. She served as the executive director of finance of Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD prior to her Region 20 position.


At SCUC ISD, she led the district finance department’s $153 million annual budget and $137 million bond in 2016. While the executive director of finance at SCUC ISD, Meloni was the president elect of the Alamo Area Association of School Business Officials, according to the release.

“LISD has an incredible reputation when it comes to a record of financial health for public school districts,” Meloni said in the release. “I am looking forward to joining the team.”

At SCUC ISD, Meloni served as director of student and academic services; executive director of student and academic services; and executive director of special programs, grants, research and development from 2014-19, according to the release.

Meloni began her education career in the classroom and later became a campus principal. She started as a bilingual teacher at John Glenn Elementary in East Central ISD in 1993 and transitioned to vice principal of the same school five years later. Meloni was principal of McQueeney Elementary in Seguin ISD from July 2004-11 and then principal of Wiederstein Elementary in SCUC ISD from 2011-14 before she moved to district administration, according to the release.

Meloni received her Bachelor of Arts from Austin College and earned Master of Arts degrees from both Tulane University and Trinity University, according to the release. She later earned her superintendent certification from Texas State University.
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.