Dr. Kevin Rogers
Superintendent of Schools
Email | 469.948.8022
The Lewisville ISD (LISD) Board of Trustees appointed Dr. Kevin Rogers as Superintendent of Schools for the state’s 15th largest school district on May 18, 2015. With 30 years experience in education, Rogers has a proven track record of introducing new opportunities for all students and teachers, as well as leveraging them to close the achievement gap.
Since assuming the role of LISD Superintendent, he has worked to be transparent with staff, parents and the community, as well as continue to give all a voice in the decision-making processes of the district. Under his leadership, the district continues to drive initiatives such as LISD’s Strategic Design – where the district’s vision is for “all students to enjoy thriving, productive lives in a future they create” – as well as the district’s 1:X initiative, where all students in grades 4-12 have the right device at the right time for engaging digital learning opportunities.
Rogers’ key focus areas for LISD’s school year include cultural proficiency within LISD, as well as learning standards. Additionally, Rogers recognizes how community and parent involvement plays a vital role in a child's education, impacting not only student achievement, but also a student's social adjustment and confidence. By sharing unique resources, encouraging talents and providing personalized learning opportunities, partners are significant contributors to creating a world in which student's continue to thrive, create and push the boundaries of innovation. Knowing this, it is Rogers’ ambition to continue expanding the district’s Community Partnership program.
In 2010, University of North Texas (UNT) named Rogers the UNT Outstanding Ed.D. Doctoral Student in Educational Administration. Additional awards include being named the Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA)’s State Administrator of the Year in 2007, as well as being named a Texas PTA Lifetime Member in 1998. Rogers also had the opportunity to present his dissertation to the Clark Law School at Brigham Young University.
Rogers began his education career in 1986 as an LISD science teacher at Milliken Middle School (now Delay Middle School) and moved through the ranks as Assistant Principal at Marcus High School, and then Principal at Arbor Creek Middle School prior to becoming the Marcus High School Principal, where he served for 8 years. He then served the district in Central Office positions, where he was the district’s Chief Operations Officer before being named LISD’s Interim Superintendent.
With a passion for serving children and young adults, Rogers has invested countless hours in shaping the future of others, through his role as a mentor to three LISD students. In addition, Rogers has served as an adjunct professor for UNT for the past four years. Currently, he serves on the Board for Medical City of Lewisville and Children's Advocacy Center of Denton County.
Born in Wichita Falls, Texas, Rogers was raised in Andrews, Texas and graduated from Fort Stockton High School. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the UNT, master’s degree from Texas Woman’s University and doctorate degree from UNT.
Dr. Rogers is a proud husband and father, and grateful for the opportunity to serve as superintendent of Lewisville ISD – the best district in our state and in our nation!
Dr. Lori Rapp
Email | 469.948.8115
Dr. Lori Rapp has worked for LISD her entire career. She joined the district in 1996 as a secondary mathematics teacher at The Colony High School, where she worked for eight years.
She then served as a Secondary Math Teacher on Special Assignment for one year, where she created and delivered professional learning and instructional support for secondary math teachers. Following, she was LISD’s Director of Pre-K – 12 Curriculum for three years. Prior to her role as Chief Learning and Teaching Officer, she served as the district’s Executive Director of Learning Design and Support since 2011.
Dr. Rapp received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from Texas Tech University. She received her Masters of Science in Mathematics from Texas Woman’s University and her doctorate degree in Educational Leadership from Dallas Baptist University.
Chief Financial Officer
Email | 972.350.4733
Ball brings to LISD 33 years of experience in Texas public school finance and numerous certifications. Prior to working at LISD, he served as Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Human Resources for Rockwall ISD. He was the Chief Financial Officer at Galena Park ISD. He was the Deputy Superintendent for Business and Operations at College Station ISD. Ball was the Chief Financial Officer at Sulphur Springs ISD. Ball also served as a partner and shareholder at an accounting firm in northeast Texas, where he conducted Texas public school audits.
Ball received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Texas A&M University – Commerce, his Masters of Business Administration in Finance from Sam Houston State University, and is a Certified Public Accountant. In addition, he holds memberships with the following: Texas Association of School Business Officials, Texas Association of School Administrators, Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and The Association of School Business Officials International.
Ball has been married to his wife Janet for 35 years, and they have two grown daughters.
Dr. Buddy Bonner
Assistant Superintendent of Employee Services
Email | 469.948.8011
Dr. Buddy Bonner has served the students, parents and employees of LISD in a variety of roles since 1991. He began his LISD career as a Language Arts and Social Studies teacher at Milliken Middle School (now DeLay Middle School). Dr. Bonner went on to serve as a middle school Assistant Principal, Principal, Executive Director of Human Resource Services and then as Central Zone Leader.
As Assistant Superintendent of Employee Services he guides LISD’s Employee Services, Benefits and Risk Management, Federal Programs, Grants, Recruiting and Retention.
Dr. Bonner received his Bachelor of Science in Political Science from The University of Texas at Tyler, Masters of Educational Administration from the University of North Texas and doctorate in Educational Leadership from Dallas Baptist University. He has two daughters who attend secondary schools in LISD.
Chief Communications Officer
Email | 469.948.8108
Amanda Brim joined Lewisville ISD in 2015, when she was named Executive Director of Communications.
As Chief Communications Officer, she oversees all district communications, marketing, social media, media relations, website, recognitions and special events.
A tireless advocate for public schools, Brim comes from a family deeply rooted in the business of education. Her family, including her father, sister, brother-in-law and countless other relatives, has served students in districts across the state for the better part of the last 50 years.
Prior to accepting a leadership role in LISD, Brim led Pflugerville ISD’s communications efforts for nearly 10 years. She began her school public relations career in LISD in 2004, serving as a writer and photographer in what was then called the public information department. Brim also spent time as part of the media relations team in the University of Texas athletic department.
Brim received her Bachelor of Arts degree in history from the University of Houston. She resides with her family in Flower Mound, and is a proud parent of two LISD students.
Dr. Joseph Coburn
Chief Schools Officer
Email | 972.350.4760
Dr. Joseph Coburn has served students in a variety of roles since 1997. Coburn joins Lewisville ISD (LISD) from Tyler ISD (TISD) where he served as the Executive Director of Administration. He also held the position of Executive Director of Secondary Education and Director of Secondary Instruction for TISD. Prior to his time in TISD, Coburn has served in various capacities at both the campus and district administration level. He began his career as the Assistant Band Director at Dulles High School in Fort Bend ISD.
As Chief Schools Officer, he oversees LISD’s Athletics, Fine Arts, Guidance Services, Safety and Security, and Student Services departments, as well as the district’s Assistant Chiefs.
Coburn is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin, where he received a Bachelor of Music in Music Studies. He earned his Master of Education in Educational Administration from Southwest Texas State University and his doctoral degree in Education Administration from Texas A&M University. He holds his superintendent and principal Texas Standard certificates, as well as a Texas Provisional Life certificate.
Email | 469.948.8015
Jeff Crownover has served in a variety of roles in education since 2001. Before beginning the practice of school law, he taught secondary social studies in several different schools and also worked in higher education administration at Baylor University.
Prior to joining LISD in 2014, Mr. Crownover was an attorney with the law firm of Walsh, Gallegos, Trevińo, Russo & Kyle, where he represented dozens of school districts across the State of Texas in school law matters. As LISD’s General Counsel, he works with the Board of Trustees and administration on a wide range of legal issues, including those related to personnel, student services, and contract drafting and review. He also oversees open records, grievances, and policy for the District.
Mr. Crownover graduated from Baylor University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. He also holds a Juris Doctor degree from Texas Wesleyan University and a Master of Science degree in Higher Education Administration from The University of Tennessee.
Chief Technology Officer
Email | 972.350.1800
As Chief of Technology, Bryon Kolbeck oversees the three divisions which provide technology services for the district. The divisions include: Technical Services, Information Services, and Network Infrastructure & Cyber-Security. Kolbeck’s leadership helped guide the district in developing a long-range technology plan. He also led the LISD to being named the first district in Texas to be awarded Consortium for School Networks (CoSN) Trusted Learning Environment Seal.
Prior to joining LISD in 2015, Kolbeck served as Director of Technology/Media Services for Wausau School District in Wisconsin. He was director of Technology at Wisconsin Rapids Public Schools for six years. He was also a network administrator and teacher in Marshfield School District in Marshfield, Wisconsin. Kolbeck has an Advance Initial Educator License and also holds certification in instructional technology. He received his Bachelor of Science in Technology Education and his Masters in Career and Technical Education from the University of Wisconsin-Stout.
Kolbeck is actively involved in CoSN and was nominated by his peer group for the class of 2015 and class of 2016 CoSN Volunteers of the Year. Kolbeck and his wife have two children who attend school in LISD.