Pasadena ISD picks new superintendent of schools

Pasadena ISD Board of Trustees take time out for a photo with  Dr. DeeAnn Powell, the lone finalist for superintendent of schools. They are, from left, Trustee Jack Bailey, Secretary  Marshall Kendrick, Assistant Secretary Nelda Sullivan, Dr. Powell, President Mariselle Quijano, Vice President Vickie Morgan, and Trustees Fred Roberts and Kenny Fernandez.

Pasadena ISD Board of Trustees take time out for a photo with Dr. DeeAnn Powell, the lone finalist for superintendent of schools. They are, from left, Trustee Jack Bailey, Secretary Marshall Kendrick, Assistant Secretary Nelda Sullivan, Dr. Powell, President Mariselle Quijano, Vice President Vickie Morgan, and Trustees Fred Roberts and Kenny Fernandez.

Pasadena ISD trustees have named Dr. DeeAnn Powell to succeed Dr. Kirk Lewis as superintendent of schools.

Dr. Powell, 46, has served Pasadena ISD since 1991 as a teacher, facilitator, assistant principal, principal, associate superintendent for campus development and for the past two years as deputy superintendent for campus development.  She holds a doctorate of education from University of Houston – Clear Lake.

“It is awesome to have grown up in Pasadena and attended schools here,” Powell said, “and now to have the opportunity to serve the kids of the district in this way.” She is expected to assume her new duties Jan. 15.

At the beginning of summer the current superintendent, Dr. Kirk Lewis, announced his plans to retire at the end of 2015.  After her selection was announced, he told the audience, “You’re in good hands.”

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