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    Message to the Community

    The mission of Georgetown ISD is to inspire and empower every learner to lead, grow, and serve. The strength of Georgetown’s schools are in the relationships and community involvement of this vibrant and growing city. It is an honor to serve as Superintendent for this outstanding community of learners. 

    The families of Georgetown ISD are part of an amazing community with a bright future. In Georgetown, we measure success through the successful learning experiences of students as they use their voice to become empowered leaders. Our commitment to prepare students for the future is what creates a sense of unity and purpose in Georgetown ISD.

    In addition to our supportive partnership with the City of Georgetown and Williamson County, the engagement of community members and parents are vital to the success of our students.

    I look forward to connecting with you. You can reach me via Let’s Talk or district email. 


    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. It is important to Dr. Padavil that all educators serve authentically through their uniquely defined purpose. His purpose is for every child grow as his own.

    Dr. Padavil, an educator for 22 years, came to Georgetown after serving in Taylor ISD as Superintendent for three years. Prior to that, he 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), and Kelly Lane Middle School (Pflugerville ISD). Dr. Devin Padavil Headshot

    In 2015, he was named Region XIII High School Principal of the Year after leading Hendrickson to its first appearance in U.S. 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, the largest state association of principals in the nation. He began his career as a middle school English teacher and was Campus Teacher of the Year in 2001.

    Dr. Padavil holds a Bachelor of Science in Middle School Education from Illinois State University, a Master of Education in Administration from the University of Texas — Austin, and a Doctor of Education from The University of Texas — Austin. 

    Devin is a member of the Georgetown Rotary and serves on the Board for The Georgetown Project. He has two children: a daughter who is attending Texas A&M to study physics and a son who is a high school sophomore. He and his wife Deanne are excited to be part of the Georgetown community. 
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    Books that Shaped Dr. Padavil’s Thinking

    “Reboot” by Jerry Colonna
    “The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry” by John Mark Comer
    “Eight Paradoxes of Great Leadership” by Tim Elmore
    “Ego is the Enemy” by Ryan Holiday
    “The Obstacle is the Way” by Ryan Holiday
    “It Takes What it Takes” by Trevor Moawad
    “District Leadership That Works” by Robert Marzano
    “Gentle and Lowly” by Dane Ortlund
    “It Worked for Me” by Colin Powell
    “Leverage Leadership 2.0” by Paul Bambrick Santoyo
    “The Contrarian’s Guide to Leadership” by Steven Sample

Office of the Superintendent Staff Directory

Title First Name Last Name Phone Email
Superintendent Devin Padavil, Ed.D (512) 943-5000 Padavild@georgetownisd.org
Secretary - Superintendent Michelle Mainz (512) 943-1892 MainzM@georgetownisd.org