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Superintendent of the Year

Superintendent of the Year


Press Release – July 6th, 2022

From: Danny Lovett, Executive Director
Region 5 Education Service Center



Region 5 Education Service Center is pleased to announce its regional winner for TASB’s 2022 Superintendent of the Year, Ms. Lisa Meysembourg of Woodville ISD. Ms. Meysembourg has served as Superintendent there for the past three years, with a total of 25 years in public education.  

Ms. Meysembourg has exhibited exemplary and visionary leadership toward improving student performance, which is the very mission of the award. She was chosen for her strong leadership skills, dedication to improving the quality of education in Woodville ISD, and her commitment to public support and involvement in education. 

After living abroad as a military wife and mother, she graduated summa cum laude from Kansas State University. In 1997 she began her career in public education in Texas, where she served as classroom teacher. “Numerous forks in the road” led to her current role as Superintendent of Woodville ISD. Ms. Meysembourg is a long-time Lion and Rotarian, sits on the board of the Allan Shivers Library, serves as a member of the Woodville Reading Club, and is active both in her church and the American Legion. Previous awards include the Margaret Thatcher Leadership Award – TCWSE – 2022; Tyler County Chamber of Commerce IMPACT Award – 2020; and BRAVO Award, TCWSE – 2019. 

Ms. Meysembourg was nominated for the position by the local school board, and a non-biased selection team of school board members from various districts made the final selection. She will be interviewed as a regional winner in late summer by the TASB State Selection Committee, at which time five finalists will be chosen to proceed in the process for the State Superintendent of the Year award.  

Her letter of nomination applauds Ms. Meysembourg for the district’s successes under her leadership, including continued school operations during COVID; a blended model of face-to-face instruction supplemented by virtual learning; implementation of 1:1 digital learning district-wide; and a rebuilt technology infrastructure. One noteworthy quote from the nomination letter reads: “While other districts were suffering under the stresses of educating during a pandemic, our Board of Trustees had a remarkable calm due to the comfort and confidence of having Lisa Meysembourg leading our district. Her ability to shoulder the load of going through a bond election, day to day school operations, her involvement in civic organizations, and furthering her professional development outside of her home district, is what sets her apart from the rest.” 

Region 5 is very proud of Ms. Meysembourg and her accomplishments! Please join us in recognizing her for this very prestigious award.

Congratulations to Ms. Meysembourg and Woodville ISD!