The Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) announced winners in each of the state’s eighteen regions. Five finalists will be named in August, and the statewide winner will be announced in September at the convention of TASB and the Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA).
McFarland earned his undergraduate degree from Baylor in 1993 and an EDD in Educational Administration in 2005. He also earned a master’s degree and superintendent’s certificate from Stephen F. Austin University. He became superintendent of Lancaster ISD in 2010.
McFarland began his career in education as an algebra teacher and later served as principal of John Tyler High School in Tyler and Foster Middle School in Longview. He was an assistant superintendent in Champaign, Illinois, immediately before coming to Lancaster.
According to the Lancaster ISD website, the district has improved academically under McFarland’s leadership, winning numerous awards and being designated a Texas High Performing School Consortium member.
For a full biography of McFarland, visit the Lancaster ISD website.
For a list of all TASB regional superintendent winners, visit the TASB website: