Superintendent honored as Ambassador of the Year
Nov. 20, 2019
Pflugerville ISD Superintendent of Schools Dr. Douglas Killian has been named a Texas Public Schools Ambassador of the Year by the Friends of Texas Public Schools organization, for serving as a champion for Texas public schoolchildren.
Besides his work with the school district, Dr. Killian was honored for his recent work on the Texas Commission on Public School Finance, whose work culminated in a historic $11.6 billion investment into public education and property tax relief.
“Dr. Killian is passionate about public education and is well-known for confronting statewide issues with facts and common sense,” said Leslie Milder, Co-Founder, Friends of Texas Public Schools. “These are attributes he displayed during these [public school finance] hearings, and he continues to be a tireless advocate for public schools through his leadership at Pflugerville ISD and as president of Fast Growth School Coalition.”
Dr. Killian and fellow Ambassador of the Year Award winner Nicole Conley of Austin ISD will be among the honorees at the annual Friends of Texas Public Schools awards gala Wednesday, Nov. 20 at the Baylor Club in Waco. Also to be honored are the Texas Education Grantmakers Advocacy Consortium and Kevin Noack of Palmer ISD, named Texas Public Schools Friend of the Year and Friends of Texas Public Schools Founders Distinguished Service award winners, respectively.
Dr. Killian began his educational career with United ISD, serving as a first-grade teacher. He has held various administrative positions, including superintendent in Huffman, Hutto and Poteet ISDs, as well as administrative roles in Educational Service Center (ESC) 3 and 20.
Friends of Texas Public Schools is a nonprofit, grassroots organization supporting Texas public schools.