Taylor ISD Community,
I am honored to serve as Superintendent of Taylor ISD. This is a tight-knit community with a proud sense of tradition. That pride serves as the foundation for a future of excellence for all students. Our Board of Trustees, parents, teachers, and each stakeholder has high aspirations for students and we are committed to building a learning culture that helps each child develop their strengths.
There are many variables, from the quality of curriculum to the quality of facilities that make a school district great. Our path to greatness is within our mission and the reason we show up each day: to inspire, equip, and empower every student to achieve their unique potential. Please reach out to us for any questions or ideas that best support our community of learners.
Devin Padavil, Ed. D.
Dr. Devin Padavil was named the Superintendent of Taylor ISD in January 2021.
Dr. Padavil, an educator for 23 years, served as Area Superintendent in Leander ISD and Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Schools in Fort Bend ISD where he supervised 26 middle schools and high schools. He has also served as the Principal that opened 5A Lebanon Trail High School (Frisco ISD), Principal of 6A Hendrickson High School (Pflugerville ISD), Kelly Lane Middle School (Pflugerville ISD), and in 2015 he was honored to be named Region XIII High School Principal of the Year after leading Hendrickson to it's first appearance in US News and World Report's Best High Schools. In the 2016-17 school year, he served as President of the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals, which hosts the largest state association of principals in the nation. He began his educational career as a middle school English teacher and was recognized as Campus Teacher of the Year in 2001.
In Taylor ISD, Devin collaborated with the Board of Trustees to develop a community-created strategic plan that provides direction and accountability for the leadership in the district. Through community involvement, Dr. Padavil led the development of a facility development plan and the passage of an $82.4M Bond in 2022 to improve campus safety, renovate aging facilities, and expand Career and Technical learning opportunities at the high school level.
In addition to serving Taylor ISD, Dr. Padavil represented Taylor as a Board Member for the Williamson County Child Advocacy Center, the City of Taylor Chamber of Commerce, the Texas Academic Decathlon Board, and the UIL Region 25 Music Executive Committee.
Padavil earned his Doctorate and Masters from the University of Texas at Austin. He also earned a Bachelor's Degree from Illinois State University. Dr. Padavil also completed two programs at the Harvard Graduate School through the Raise Your Hand Texas Leadership Development program.
Dr. Padavil's life was positively changed by the influence of a teacher and assistant principal during difficult moments in his childhood. He believes in the powerful impact of an educator and is honored to spend his career supporting students and staff to improve student learning outcomes.