Paul Norton, Superintendent of Schools, LTISD
Paul Norton began his tenure as Superintendent of Schools for the Lake Travis Independent School District on August 1, 2020.
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. 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:
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)
Mr. Norton was highly active in the Texarkana community serving as treasurer for the Texarkana Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and is a member of the Wilbur Smith Rotary Club. 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, and the Lieutenant Governor?s Superintendent Advisory Panel.
Mr. Norton and his wife Jenna have three children: Emily, who is a freshman at Arkansas Tech University; Julia, a high school freshman; and Caleb, a fifth grade student. Together, they enjoy being active, attending sporting events, hiking, as well as traveling and experiencing new places.
Doug Land is a Broker/Associate at Kuper Sotheby's International Realty
and has worked in Real Estate in the Lake Travis area for 22+ years. He has owned and/or managed companies for 18 years. He has a double degree in Computer Systems and Accounting from Oklahoma State University and worked in banking prior to entering Real Estate. He has consulted with LTISD, Fire Department and local municipalities over the years. His wife, Mary, is also a real estate broker and a graduate of University of Texas. He has called Lakeway home since 1992 and is active at the Lakeway Church and the Hills country club.
Kara King, Mayor City of Bee Cave
May 2020-present: Elected as Mayor of Bee Cave
May 2013- present:
Elected to Bee Cave City Council
Appointed to Bee Cave Economic Development Board
Emmaus Gala Chair- $200,000 fundraiser benefitting greater Lake Travis & Austin area
Appointed by the Mayor to serve on the committee to draft the Bee Cave Home Rule Charter
Founder and Executive Race Director: Stop The Clot Austin 5K
National Board Member for the National Blood Clot Alliance
Established and elected Chair of Falconhead West Social Committee
Bee Cave Elementary and Lake Travis M.S. PTO/PTA- multiple Executive Officer and committee positions
7th grade Life Science Teacher - Bee Cave Middle School
Mrs. King grew up in Texas and graduated from Texas A&M University in 1998 with a degree in Biomedical Science.
Mayor King believes in balancing growth with the needs and quality of life of our community, while being respectful of the community's heritage. Bee Cave is a one of a kind community and it's position as the "Gateway to the Hill Country" needs to be protected and nurtured. The Mayor and her husband, Ben, met at A&M and moved around the first 8 years of their marriage while he was a pilot in the Marine Corps. They have 3 children: Wes (20), Brannon (15) and Tierney (13), and taking an active role in shaping the community where they grow up is something she passionately believes in. She loves history, traveling, cooking, cheering on her kids in their activities and Aggie football!
Sandy Cox, Mayor City of Lakeway
Sandy Cox is the Mayor for the City of Lakeway. She was elected in 2018. In a short amount of time, Sandy has rebuilt the pipeline of volunteers to better represent the current Lakeway demographics. She has also opened up and enhanced the communication with area residents, empowered committees and commissions to be the voice of the community, started work to revamp the 20-year Comprehensive Plan, and is working on a multi-faceted transportation plan to improve the safety and connectivity for current residents and guests of Lakeway.
Sandy believes deeply in giving back to the community through volunteerism and board service. She has had the honor to serve with these local charities and boards:
- Lake Travis Youth Association
- Lake Travis KARDIVAS (Social Media & Cyber Bullying Guest Speaker 2011 – Present)
- Lake Travis ISD Bond Advisory Committee
- Lake Travis ISD 2011 Bond Political Action Committee
- Lakeway Visitors Commission
- SafePlace Board of Directors
- Lake Travis Education Foundation
- Lakeway City Council Member
- Clean Air Coalition Committee Member
- Capital Area Council of Governments - CAPCOG Member
- Capital Area Economic Development District Member
Sandy has been a resident of Lakeway for 19 years. She and her husband raised their daughter, Reilly, in Lakeway and still reside in the same home they built in 1999. Sandy holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in both Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering from Georgia Tech. Prior to retiring from the technology industry in 2009, she successfully led worldwide technology businesses, operations, and supply chains for 21 years at Motorola and Freescale.
As empty nesters, Jay and Sandy enjoy boating on Lake Travis, exploring the outdoors and attending artistic events.