Frisco ISD Superintendent to Retire at End of School Year

Frisco ISD Superintendent Jeremy Lyon will be retiring at the end of this school year, the district announced Friday. He has been at the helm in Frisco since January 2013.Lyon, 57, long a proponent of healthy living, is planning to lead a national effort to advance preventative health practices in children. His last day is June 30."I am looking forward to continuing to work closely with the board, staff and our community right up until the day I retire and my successor begins work," Lyon said in a statement. "I have full confidence the board will choose a successor who will build on the district's strong growth and achievements and provide the next superintendent the same unwavering support so Frisco schools will continue to thrive."Lyon was superintendent of the Austin-area Hays Consolidated School District when he took over the Frisco ISD. The district, which has more than 56,000 students, is one of the main reasons cited by residents moving into the area. It's gained attention not only for its quality of education but also its explosive growth over the years. Frisco Mayor Maher Maso, who works closely with the school district, said Lyon would be missed. "Handling one of the fastest-growing school districts in the country is no easy task," Maso said. "He was the right person at the right time for Frisco ISD."A strong voiceLyon was involved in the landmark deal with the city and the Dallas Cowboys to partner on The Star in Frisco, where the NFL team built its headquarters adjacent to a city-owned 12,000-seat indoor stadium used by its players as well as high school students. The Ford Center at The Star opened last August.  Continue reading...

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