Frisco ISD Superintendent Jeremy Lyon to retire at end of school year

Frisco ISD board will vote on whether to delay the opening of four new schools next year.

Frisco ISD board will vote on whether to delay the opening of four new schools next year.

Frisco ISD officials announced today that Superintendent Jeremy Lyon will retire at the end of the 2016-17 school year.

Lyon has served the past four years of a 31-year career in public education at FISD.

Jeremy Lyon“After more than three decades in public education, this will be my last school year,” Lyon said in a statement released by the district. “When I was teaching in East Texas, I never could have imagined I would end up here with the privilege to lead one of the state’s top performing school systems thanks to the hard work and dedication of the board, teachers and staff, parents, students and the Frisco community.

“Thanks to extraordinary educators and to the vision and incredible support from our board, I am able to leave a school district drawing a record number of families who value high academic standards and a personal learning environment for every student,” Lyon said.

In a statement released by the district, FISD board President Anne McCausland said the district was “blessed to have Dr. Lyon at the helm.”

“Even with unsurpassed growth, Dr. Lyon remained resolutely committed to the district’s mission ‘to know every student by name and need’ and maintained its focus on students’ academic success,'" she said. "He will continue to have an impact long after his retirement, and we are extremely grateful for everything Dr. Lyon has done for the school children of Frisco.”

The FISD board of trustees is expected to discuss the search process for a new superintendent at the March 20 meeting.

“We’re sad to see Dr. Lyon go, but we are proud he is leaving remarkable pathways for continued successes at this great school district,” McCausland said. “As we plan ahead, we look forward to working together as a board to gather feedback from educators and staff, families and the community on characteristics desired of our next superintendent.”