Morris-Kuentz hired as DSISD superintendent

By Megan Wehring

DRIPPING SPRINGS — Dripping Springs ISD (DSISD) is welcoming a new face soon as superintendent.

Dr. Holly Morris-Kuentz was named as Superintendent of Schools at the DSISD Board of Trustees meeting May 5. Morris-Kuentz was named lone finalist for the position on April 13. She will begin her new role immediately.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to join this team and to serve in Dripping Springs,” Morris-Kuentz said. “ I know that, as a growing district, there is much work ahead and I am excited to roll up my sleeves and begin.”

Morris-Kuentz recently served as the Deputy Superintendent at Lake Travis ISD, providing leadership to 11 elementary and secondary principals along with several other departments. She added that her family is looking forward to joining the Dripping Springs community soon.

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