Friday, September 18, 2020

Retired Frisco Superintendent To Serve Carroll As Interim

Carroll ISD Trustees voted unanimously Monday night to approve the hiring of former Frisco Superintendent Dr. Jeremy Lyon as Interim Superintendent.
 
Dr. Lyon will begin leading CISD as the interim on October 15 allowing retiring Superintendent Dr. David Faltys to transition into the role of special advisor through the end of December. Dr. Faltys recently announced his plans to retire after leading the district for 15 years. The School Board engaged Dr. Mike Moses and Mr. David Thompson of Thompson & Horton to conduct the search for the district’s next leader. Lyon will help guide the district this fall while Trustees focus on the search process.
“The Board is excited to have a leader like Dr. Lyon join our team during this important transition period,” said Board President Michelle Moore. “He is personable, a good listener, and has experience leading a large district, which will serve him well as he steps into this temporary role. We believe he is an excellent choice to serve as interim.”
 
Dr. Lyon is looking forward to helping lead the district through this period of transition.
 
“Carroll ISD is an extraordinary school district, with a reputation for excellence across this state and nation,” Dr. Lyon said. “I am humbled in my opportunity  to make a small but important contribution to its excellence and success.”
 
Dr. Lyon is a 1984 graduate of Texas A&M University. He earned his doctoral degree from the University of Texas-Austin in 1999. He served in public schools as a teacher, coach, campus administrator, and superintendent for 31 years. He was a school superintendent for 14 of those years and retired in 2017 from Frisco ISD.
 
During his tenure in Frisco ISD, the district opened over 20 new schools and developed a partnership with the Dallas Cowboys to build The Star in Frisco. Included in this partnership was the agreement that Frisco ISD’s eight high schools could use The Ford Center at The Star as one of their options for their home football stadium.
 
Dr. Lyon received the American School Health Association National Superintendent Leadership Award for his effort to improve health outcomes for students and staff in schools. He is passionate about improving health and wellness in schools and is currently working with the American Heart Association.
 
Dr. Lyon is married to his wife, Dr. Ellen Lyon. They have been married for 36 years and they have two adult sons.
 
Dr. Faltys believes that Dr. Lyon is a perfect fit to assist the district during this time of transition.
 
“Dr. Lyon did a masterful job while in Frisco and is highly respected by superintendents across the state,” Faltys said. “The Board has made an excellent choice.”