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.