As we all know, the exemplary Lake Travis Independent School District is the #1 reason people are moving to our little haven in the Hill Country. Come listen to the NEW LTISD, Superintendent and be "in the know" about the latest on the school district.
Meet the new LTISD Superintendent:
Paul Norton began his tenure as Superintendent of Schools for the Lake Travis Indepdendent School District on August 1, 2020.
A lifelong resident of Texarkana, Mr. Norton holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Texas Tech University and a Master of Science degree in Education from Texas A&M University-Texarkana. Beginning his career in education in 1996, Mr. Norton became a member of the Texarkana ISD Tiger Family in 2001 as Associate Principal and later Principal of Texas High School before being named Superintendent of Schools in June 2011. A few of his most notable accomplishments as Superintendent include developing and integrating a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) program which earned Texarkana ISD the Comprehensive School District STEM Leadership Award; passage of a $29.9 million bond which included a new elementary school and 6th grade center to address the district?s 12-year increase in student enrollment; and the opening of the eSchool Prep?an online, tuition-free program for students in grades 5-11.
Mr. Norton has garnered numerous awards and accolades during his tenure at Texarkana ISD including the following:
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Acts of Kindness Leadership Award, Ozan Ingram Iron Mountain Development Corporation (2016
- Superintendent of the Year, Region VIII Education Service Center (2015)
- Texas Superintendent of the Year State Finalist (2015)
- President's Award, the Greater Texarkana Branch of the NAACP (2014)
- Principal of the Year, Texarkana ISD Volunteers in Public Schools (2006-2007)
- Region VIII High School Principal of the Year, Texas Association of Secondary School Principals (2005)
Mr. Norton is highly active in the Texarkana community presently serving as treasurer for the Texarkana Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and is a member of the Wilbur Smith Rotary Club and the Texas A&M University-Texarkana Eagle Athletic Association. He is also a graduate of Leadership Texarkana and currently serves as president. Professionally, Mr. Norton is a member of the Texas Association of School Administrators and a graduate of its Future Ready Superintendent Academy. He serves on the Texas Policy Committee on Public Education Information, the Texas Curriculum Management Program Cooperative Board, the Region VIII Education Service Center Commissioner?s Representative for the TASA Cabinet of Superintendents, and the Lieutenant Governor?s Superintendent Advisory Panel. Mr. Norton is also a member of the National, Texas and Northeast Texas Alliances of Black School Educators, serving as their local president.
Mr. Norton and his wife Jenna, who serves as the Director of Planning and Communication for Boynton Williams & Associates architecture firm in Dallas, have three children: Emily, who will enter her freshman year at Arkansas Tech University this fall; Julia, an incoming high school freshman; and Caleb, a rising fifth grade student. Together, they enjoy being active, attending sporting events, hiking, as well as traveling and experiencing new places.