Stone Named Deputy Superintendent

Dr. Jeannie Stone has accepted the position of Deputy Superintendent of Instruction for Richardson ISD. She comes to RISD with 25 years of experience in education, most recently as Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction in Wylie ISD.

"I'm very pleased that Dr. Stone has accepted this key position," said RISD Superintendent Kay Waggoner. "She brings a valuable blend of experience and leadership, and a track record of student achievement. Dr. Stone's expertise, energy and thoughtful innovation will benefit our students, teachers and professional staff."

RISD's Deputy Superintendent of Instruction is responsible for overall programming in the areas of K-12 curriculum, instruction, school operations, accountability, human resources, professional development, technology, special education, athletics and fine arts.

"I'm excited to be joining the Richardson ISD team," said Dr. Stone. "RISD has long enjoyed a reputation and tradition of student achievement, and I look forward to contributing to the district's ongoing success."

Dr. Stone began her career as a classroom teacher and was Mesquite ISD's principal of the year in 2003 at Exemplary-rated Poteet High School. She then served as an administrative officer of curriculum & instruction in Mesquite, overseeing C & I at a cluster of schools across K-12 before becoming MISD's Administrative Officer of Executive Services. In that role, Dr. Stone worked with all divisions in support of district initiatives, including curriculum & instruction, finance, personnel, facilities, and planning & improvement services.

She holds a bachelor's degree in English from The University of Texas at Arlington, a master's degree in Education from Texas A&M Commerce and a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University.

She has begun transitioning to her new duties.

District Calendar

  • August 3 - Regular Board Meeting
  • August 17 - Board Study Session
  • August 18-21 - Teacher Preparation & Training
  • August 24 - First Day of School

Coming Up

Reminder - Focus Coming in the Fall

RISD is in the process of implementing a new student information system called Focus for the 2015-16 school year. This extensive effort will impact parents who are accustomed to accessing their child's grade and attendance information through Star Portal, which will be discontinued and replaced by Focus to provide this function for parents.

Information about Focus account creation will be available to parents in the Fall.