A Portrait of Dr. George Willey, Chief Academic Officer

Dr. George Willey joined Taylor ISD in the role of Chief Academic Officer in July of 2018. He is responsible for all aspects of the district’s academic program. At the elementary level, he is currently involved in the implementation of the Wilson Reading System. At the middle school level, he is supporting campus leadership in the implementation of strategies developed by RaiseUp Texas which strive to create an optimum learning environment for middle school students. At the high school level, he is facilitating the articulation of Career and Technology Education programs with area workforce demands.

Prior to his move to Taylor ISD, Dr. Willey served in the Department of Educational Leadership at Stephen F Austin University where he taught graduate courses to aspiring Texas’ principals, conducted research on school leadership, and trained principals throughout the state on the teacher evaluation system. From 2009-2015, he served as the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction for Cameron ISD leading an educational team that earned the district’s first Texas Education Agency’s ‘Recognized’ academic rating in 2011. Dr. Willey’s campus leadership experiences include serving as the Principal of Copperas Cove High School, the Associate Principal of Stony Point High School, and the Assistant Principal of Lake Travis Elementary.

Dr. Willey earned his Doctorate of Education from Texas A&M University in 2000 and was awarded both a master and bachelor’s degree from Texas State University. He is also a veteran of the U.S. Navy having served onboard the aircraft carrier USS Constellation. Dr. Willey has two children, a daughter who is a junior at the University of Texas and a son who is in 5th grade. He is a member of the Rotary Club of Round Rock Sunrise, attends Saint Thomas More Church, and is involved with the Military Child Education Coalition that assist with school transition programs for military children throughout the world.