The Cypress-Fairbanks (Texas) School Board has approved the hiring of Douglas Killian as the district’s new superintendent.
Killian, who has been superintendent in the Pflugerville (Texas) district since 2017, will assume the job in Cypress-Fairbanks on Jan. 1.
Prior to working in Pflugerville, Killian served as the superintendent in three other Texas districts: Hutto (2010-2017), Huffman (2006-2010) and Poteet (2004-2006).
He worked as an assistant superintendent in Poteet from 2001-2004, and was the interim superintendent of schools from 2003-2004. Killian began his educational career in the United district as a first grade teacher.
Killian received his Doctor of Philosophy in educational administration from Texas A&M University, his Master of Science in educational administration from Texas A&M International University and his Bachelor of Arts in political science from Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University).
“I am excited to join an exceptional district in Cypress-Fairbanks ISD, and plan to draw from my experience and dedication to continue adding to the successes of the district and its students,” Killian said. “I believe in leading with honesty and integrity, setting high expectations, striving for continual growth and treating all students the same.”
Killian replaces Mark Henry, who announced his retirement earlier this year after 12 years as superintendent in the Cypress-Fairbanks district.
Cypress-Fairbanks, with an enrollment of more than 118,000 students, is the third-largest school district in Texas and the 21st largest in the United States.