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.”