Midlothian Independent School District


Dr. Jo Ann Fey Named Lone Finalist for Killeen ISD’s Superintendent Position 

Dr. Jo Ann Fey Named Lone Finalist for Killeen ISD’s Superintendent Position 

MIDLOTHIAN, (TX) – The Midlothian Independent School District announced that Dr. Jo Ann Fey has been named the lone finalist to serve as Killeen ISD’s new superintendent. By state law, Killeen ISD must name the finalist for the superintendent position at least 21 days before being hired. 


Killeen ISD is located in Central Texas and has an enrollment of 45,000 plus students. It is the 24th largest school district and the fourth most diverse district in the state of Texas. It serves the communities of Killeen, Fort Cavazos, Harker Heights and Nolanville. 


“While I am honored to be selected as the lone finalist in a community that I have roots in, I am sad to be leaving my MISD family,” said Fey. “I am proud of the work we have accomplished in the time I have served as superintendent. Our students in grades 3-8 experienced increases in reading scores at the Meets and Masters performance level, we were accepted into the Holdsworth Center program, we implemented the Balanced Scorecard, and we launched the Capturing Kids Hearts Program – all programs and initiatives that benefit MISD students.” 

Fey was named superintendent of Midlothian ISD in 2021. She spent most of her 27-year career as an educator and administrator in Southwest ISD, in the San Antonio area before joining MISD.  

Board president Tami Tobey offered, “As sad as we are to lose Dr. Fey, we are thrilled to see her soar onward and upward in her career. She has launched us to new heights not only in the classroom, but in the boardroom as well. She was pivotal in bringing us through some tough times and was an amazing advocate for our students. Her leadership, encouragement and candor will be sorely missed.” 


The MISD Board will begin its search for a new superintendent in the coming weeks and will announce their plans for moving forward.