DEL VALLE, Texas (KXAN) - The Del Valle Independent School District Board of Trustees named Dr. Kelly K. Crook as its new school superintendent Tuesday night. She is the first woman to be hired for the position in district history.
Crook, an Austin native, has been an educator for 17 years. She has been the interim superintendent the past six months while serving as the assistant superintendent for finance and operations.
Del Valle ISD serves more than 11,000 students on 14 campuses in southeast Travis County.
Crook has experience as an English as a Second Language teacher in Dallas ISD and Frisco ISD, middle school assistant principal in Leander ISD, program specialist at the Texas Education Agency and director of accountability for Del Valle ISD. She has been with the district for the past nine years, the last six as the assistant superintendent of finance and operations.
"The board looks forward to working with Dr. Crook as she continues our tradition of preparing students for an effective and successful post-secondary career," said board president David Mellenbruch. "We were impressed with her performance as interim superintendent and are confident Dr. Crook can maintain our forward momentum in doing what is best for kids and our community."
Crook received her Ph.D. in Educational Administration from the Cooperative Superintendency Program at The University of Texas at Austin.
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