Dr. Jo Ann Fey named Killeen ISD superintendent

Dr. Jo Ann Fey is currently the superintendent of Midlothian ISD and has 27 years of educational experience. (Killeen ISD)

Dr. Jo Ann Fey is now officially Killeen ISD's new superintendent. 

The Board of Trustees voted earlier in June to name Dr. Fey as the lone finalist for the position in a special-called meeting. Dr. Fey will assume her role on Monday, July 10. 

"I am excited to work with the staff, administration, and students to make Killeen ISD a destination district in Central Texas. I am even more excited to include staff, community, and student voice in our journey," said Dr. Fey.

The district says Dr. Fey was selected because of her proven track record of successfully working with subpopulations that greatly resemble those of Killeen ISD.

"Her authentic passion for ensuring each student has an opportunity to realize their full potential aligns with the district’s mission of teaching so that each child learns to their maximum potential," said the district in a release.


Dr. Fey has been serving as superintendent of Midlothian ISD since 2021.

She has 27 years of educational experience. She spent 25 years in Southwest ISD in San Antonio where she has held the positions of varsity basketball coach, assistant principal, academic dean, and principal. She also served Southwest ISD as Executive Director of Student and Adult Leadership Development and Assistant Superintendent.

During her tenure, Dr. Fey was integral in Southwest High School and Southwest ISD evolving from poor performing to highly recognized. She successfully led the turnaround of Southwest High School during her five years as the principal, says Killeen ISD.

During her eight years as assistant superintendent, she was instrumental in the coaching and development of campus principals and assistant principals. She also oversaw the launch of the district’s Talent Management and Acquisition Department.

Her education includes a Bachelor of Arts from Southern Methodist University, a Master's of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University, a Master's of Education from Houston Baptist University, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Lamar University. 

Dr. Fey has also successfully completed the District Leadership Program and the Superintendent Program at the prestigious Holdsworth Center.