The Lewisville School Board has appointed Gary Patterson as Acting District Superintendent. (Screen capture courtesy of Lewisville ISD)
Lewisville ISD’s board of directors appointed a new acting superintendent at a special board meeting on November 29.
After about two and a half hours of discussion, the council unanimously approved Gary Patterson as the acting district superintendent.
Patterson will join the district around December 13 and learn the day-to-day operations of the current administration. He will fully take over after the winter break and the start of the spring semester.
Patterson retired as a full-time superintendent in 2014 and now replaces area school districts on an interim basis. He most recently served as Acting Superintendent at Lake Dallas ISD. He was also previously appointed by LISD as a Superintendent Research Consultant, alongside former Superintendent Karen Rue. The two will help the district find a new superintendent, said Amanda Brim, district communications manager.
The board is looking to fill the position of superintendent during the spring semester.
Patterson’s appointment came after Superintendent Kevin Rogers announced his retirement on November 2. His retirement is effective January 31.
Rogers has over 35 years of public education experience at LISD, according to a Nov. 2 district press release. He started at the district in 1986 as a teacher and coach and rose through the ranks and was appointed superintendent in May 2015.