GEORGETOWN, Texas (KXAN) – The Georgetown ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire Devin Padavil as the district’s new superintendent.

The board voted unanimously to hire Padavil at its Monday meeting. His contract begins immediately, the district said.

Padavil worked most recently as the Taylor ISD superintendent. Previously he was an area superintendent at Leander ISD, an assistant superintendent at Fort Bend ISD, a principal at Frisco ISD and a principal at Pflugerville ISD.

The board named Padavil as its lone finalist for the job on July 17.

“I am grateful to the Georgetown ISD Board of Trustees for the opportunity to serve as your Superintendent. It is both humbling and an honor to continue the story of Georgetown,” Padavil said in a statement.

Padavil will take over for Dr. Fred Brent, who retired June 30.

Georgetown ISD’s first day of school is Aug. 17.