By Andy Ross

Killeen Daily Herald

The Killeen Independent School District Board of Trustees appears pleased with the work of the district's top administrative leader.

On Tuesday during a KISD Board of Trustees workshop, the contract for Superintendent Robert Muller received a two-year extension.

While Muller's contract previously stipulated an employment period between Jan. 19, 2010, and June 30, 2013, the new version lists an end date of June 30, 2015, according to KISD spokesperson Leslie Gilmore.

KISD Board President Mike Helm said Muller's leadership is valued by all members of the board.

"Based on the job performance and the environment we're in, it certainly merited extending that contract," Helm said. "I think we have got the best superintendent in Texas."

According to Gilmore and a copy of the superintendent's contract posted on KISD's website, Muller's base salary of $245,000 a year was not altered along with the extension.

Muller has worked for KISD since 2003 in various capacities, including executive director for student services, assistant superintendent for administration and deputy superintendent.

He assumed the role as interim superintendent in October 2008 before being hired to the superintendent's slot in early 2009.

Prior to arriving in Killeen, Muller served as superintendent of Van Alstyne Independent School District as well as a principal in the Waco Independent School District. Muller also has held positions as an associate commissioner and chief of staff with the Texas Education Agency.

Muller was not available for comment Thursday.

Contact Andy Ross at or (254) 501-7468. Follow him on Twitter at KDHeducation.

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