Keller ISD Nominates Dr. Tracy Johnson as First Female Superintendent: Historic Move
Dr. Tracy Johnson emerges as the lone finalist for Keller ISD’s superintendent position, marking a groundbreaking milestone in the district’s 112-year history.
In a landmark decision, the Keller Independent School District (ISD) Board of Trustees unanimously voted 7-0, appointing Dr. Tracy Johnson as the sole finalist for the district’s superintendent role. If officially hired, Dr. Johnson will create history by becoming the first female superintendent in Keller ISD’s long-established 112-year history.
Presently serving as the district’s chief human resources officer since 2019, Dr. Johnson brings over two decades of experience in public education. Her nomination marks a pivotal moment, potentially leading Keller ISD’s 34,000 students and over 4,000 staff members toward a new era under female leadership.
The Texas state law mandates a 21-day interim period post-nomination before the formal contractual agreement. Dr. Johnson is slated to assume her responsibilities as superintendent from Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2024, marking a significant milestone in the district’s educational journey.
Dr. Tracy Johnson‘s selection follows the retirement announcement of the former superintendent, Dr. Rick Westfall, earlier this year, signifying a transformative shift in Keller ISD‘s leadership. This milestone nomination emphasizes the district’s commitment to diversity and marks a historic moment in advancing gender representation at the helm of educational leadership.