By Rebecca Hertz
The Cove Herald
LAMPASAS - Randall J. Hoyer has been named superintendent of Lampasas Independent School District.
At a called LISD meeting Monday, the announcement was made along with the appointment of a new principal.
Hoyer replaces Brant Myers, who resigned earlier this year to become superintendent of the Jim Ned Consolidated ISD in Tuscola.
Hoyer comes from Columbus ISD where he has served as superintendent for five years.
"I am very excited about this opportunity and the new challenge of operating a bigger system. Columbus is a 3A system with 1,500 students and Lampasas is a 4A system with over 3,200 students," Hoyer said.
Hoyer has been with Columbus ISD for 19 years. He began his career as a history teacher and girls' volleyball, basketball and track coach for four years.
He then served as the junior high school principal for six years and as high school principal for three years before accepting the role as assistant superintendent for one year.
"I have always wanted to live in the Texas Hill Country and Lampasas is very beautiful," he said.
Hoyer earned his bachelor's degree from Southwest Texas State University and went on to complete his master's degree at Prairie View A&M. He is currently enrolled in the doctorate program at Lamar University in Beaumont.
Hoyer's wife is also an educator in the Columbus school district. She will remain in Columbus for one year to complete her 30 years of service and then retire and join her husband in Lampasas.
The Hoyer's have one daughter who is a junior at Texas State University in San Marcos majoring in education.
Hoyer said his plan is to come in and evaluate the programs to see what is working and what is not. He would like to focus on raising TAKS scores.
"I don't intend to make wholesale changes," he said.
He said he loves to visit with people and looks forward to becoming involved with the community.
"We are looking forward to Mr. Hoyer beginning in July. He is an outstanding gentleman and educator," said Rex Daniels, interim superintendent for Lampasas ISD.
Also Monday, Mark Kehoe was named Lampasas High School principal. Kehoe served as an assistant principal at Lampasas High School before leaving in 2008 to join Midland ISD as senior class principal at Robert E. Lee High School.
"We are looking forward to Mark coming back to help us out at the new high school," Daniels said.
The school board took no action to fill the position of director of Special Services, Daniels said.
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