UNT alum becomes LISD superintendent

Kevin Rogers, alumni of UNT’s College of Education, officially began his position as the new Lewisville Independent School District (LISD) superintendent on May 19. Rogers was named interim superintendent in December 2014 by unanimous decision and was named lone finalist for the superintendent of schools position last month.

As superintendent, Rogers will be responsible for supporting the daily functions of the LISD’s 69 campuses. LISD, as the largest employer in Denton County, has 7,000 employees and serves 53,000 students.

Rogers joined the LISD in 1986 as a middle school teacher. He served as an assistant principal, as the principal at Marcus High School for eight years, chief operations officer for the district for four years, and as an adjunct professor at UNT for four years. Currently, he also serves as the board chair for PediPlace, a non-profit pediatric clinic.

Rogers earned his bachelor’s and doctorate from UNT and his master’s from Texas Women’s University. The superintendent position was open after the previous superintendent, Stephen F. Waddell, another UNT Alumni, announced his retirement.