Devin Padavil, Ed.D, Superintendent of Schools, Georgetown ISD
Message to the Community
The vision of Georgetown ISD is to be the home of the most inspired students, served by the most empowered leaders. We get closer to that vision by inspiring and empowering every learner to lead, grow, and serve. The strength of Georgetown’s schools is its people, and it is an honor to serve as Superintendent for this amazing community of leaders and learners.
We measure our success through the successful learning experiences of our students and through developing leaders across the school district. Our collective commitment to preparing every student for the future is what creates a sense of unity and purpose in Georgetown ISD. When the students and staff of Georgetown ISD are thriving, the community thrives as well. Our partnership with the City of Georgetown and Williamson County helps our students because of the strong economic development opportunities throughout the area.
Partnerships with community members and parents are vital to the success of our students. Thank you for the support of our staff and your involvement in the success of our students.
I look forward to connecting with you and serving alongside you. You can also reach me via Let’s Talk or district email.
Dr. Padavil, an educator for 22 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 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, 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.
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.
Padavil 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.
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.
Books that Shaped Dr. Padavil’s Thinking
“Reboot” by Jerry Colonna
“The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry” by John Mark Comer
“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