Trustees tap Bohn to lead LISD
By LPR Staff
Sometimes, the best man for the job is a woman.
For the first time in recent history, the Lockhart ISD Board of Trustees has chosen a woman as the permanent leader for the District. Susan Bohn (pronounced – bone) will take the helm at LISD shortly before classes begin next month.
An attorney w
ith a career in education, Bohn comes to Lockhart with high hopes, after spending nearly a decade at the Lake Travis Independent School District.
Bohn, a licensed attorney, has served with Lake Travis since 2006 in a variety of positions, including as general counsel, assistant superintendent and deputy superintendent. She was named as Interim Superintendent from July – December, 2011.
“Lockhart has a rich history and a small-town feel,” Bohn said on Tuesday. “But the fast growth and opportunities are exciting to me.”
Bohn will take the helm in mid-August, offering what the Board of Trustees hopes will be stable leadership to a district that has been embattled with leadership and staffing changes over the last year.
“Student success is my first priority,” Bohn said. “I want the opportunity to find out what the community needs, and I won’t know that until I get in and start working.”
According to the Lake Travis ISD website, Bohn is a former teacher who has worked in Texas public schools for 15 years. She holds Texas Education Agency (TEA) certifications in a variety of positions, including prinicipalship and superintendency, and has supervised principals and human resource departments within Lake Travis ISD. Prior to her employment with Lake Travis, she worked in the private sector as an attorney representing public schools, private schools and community colleges.
“I’m excited about Lockhart,” she said. “Of course, I’ll be bringing my children and they will be enrolled in the District.”
The LISD Board of Trustees announced during their meeting on Monday evening that Bohn had been named the “lone finalist” out of eight candidates. Under state regulations, she cannot be employed officially for 21 days, and she is expected to take the helm on Aug. 18.
In other business, the Trustees considered and approved a variety of issues related to construction at Lockhart High School and the planned Alma Brewer Strawn Elementary near Lytton Springs.
Construction continues at LHS, with a proposed walkthrough to review progress prior to the Board’s scheduled meeting on Aug. 3. Classes at LHS begin on Aug. 24.
The District also scheduled the official groundbreaking at Strawn Elementary at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 23.
The Lockhart ISD Board of Trustees routinely meets on the fourth Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Effective in August, the Trustees will meet in the library at Lockhart Junior High School, at 500 City Line Rd., in Lockhart. The meetings are webacast at www.lockhartisd.org.