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Katy ISD

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Katy ISD Superintendent Dr. Lance Hindt​

Dr. Lance Hindt

Dr. Lance Hindt was named as Superintendent of Schools for Katy ISD in June 2016.  He officially joined the school district on August 1, 2016.


While serving as superintendent, Dr. Hindt has led the District through the implementation of a number of high level initiatives benefiting both Katy ISD students and the community.  Under his leadership, Katy ISD remains a destination school district in the state of Texas, and continues to receive recognition for excellence in education. 

In the spring of 2017, Dr. Hindt directed the development of the District’s first-ever strategic plan, referred to as the “Strategic Design.”  This community-driven five-year plan clearly communicates the District’s goals, ensuring all stakeholders and staff are working together toward the Board-approved mission and vision. 

As a high-energy leader, Dr. Hindt encourages innovation and personalized learning experiences.  He led the District to adopt the Texas Education Agency District of Innovation designation in January 2017. This designation allows the District greater flexibility with the instructional calendar, as well as the ability to recruit highly-qualified professionals to teach in career and technical education programs without having to spend the time and resources to seek traditional teacher certification.

Under his leadership, Katy ISD has maintained its standing as a frontrunner in public education and has received the Texas Education Agency’s (TEA) highest rating, “Met Standard,” for all campuses. In addition, the most recent TEA reports (2016-17) show eight Katy ISD campuses as having met 100 percent of their eligible Distinction Designations, highlighting outstanding achievement at the highest levels in comparison to campuses with similar demographics.  

Likewise, Katy ISD has been named to the College Board AP Honor Roll for four of the past five years, and has been recognized by the National Association of Music Merchants for 14 years as one of the “Best Communities for Music Education.”  The District was also ranked as the #1 District in the Greater Houston area for 2017 by Niche. 

Dr. Hindt has continuously emphasized the importance of workplace culture and organizational health throughout his tenure.  Knowing that staff engagement has an immediate impact on student learning, cultivating employee relations and performance has been a priority of his administration.  In 2017, Katy ISD was selected as a “Top Workplace” in the Greater Houston area by the Houston Chronicle.  

Katy ISD’s success has greatly impacted growth in the region.  As such, the District finds itself in the position of having to pass bonds every three to four years to address aging facilities and to build new schools to accommodate growth.  In the spring of 2017, Dr. Hindt successfully steered a bond committee process involving over 100 community members, and encouraged a culture of voting during the fall election that resulted in the successful passage of a $609.2MM bond referendum. 

Before joining Katy ISD, Dr. Hindt served as Superintendent of Schools for Allen ISD for two years and for the Stafford Municipal School District for three years. 

He began his career at Fort Bend ISD as a geography, health and physical education teacher at Dulles High School. He later became assistant principal at the school and was promoted to director of the Fort Bend ISD Technical Education Center. He then served as principal of Dulles High School until his appointment as assistant superintendent in 2007. 

Dr. Hindt completed his post-doctorate work in educational leadership at Lamar University in Beaumont and earned his doctorate from the University of Houston, his master's degree from Prairie View A&M University and his undergraduate degree from William Penn University in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Dr. Hindt is also a proud graduate of James E. Taylor High School in Katy ISD.

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