Dr. Susan K. Bohn, Superintendent

  • Susan BohnDr. Susan K. Bohn has served as the Superintendent of Aledo ISD since June of 2018.

    Since her hiring, Aledo ISD has established a commitment to growing greatness and the provision of exceptional experiences for all students, staff, parents and community members. In prioritizing high levels of learning for all students, Aledo ISD has adopted a consistent districtwide instructional focus with an emphasis on best-practice teaching and learning expectations K-12. Dr. Bohn {pronounced bone} has emphasized increasing both academic and extracurricular opportunities for students in an effort to help them find what they love about school and best prepare them for the world.

    Together with the Aledo ISD Board of Trustees and leadership team, Dr. Bohn has led the district’s work in forging and consistently improving a deep connection and level of trust between the district and its community. 

    With a firm belief that trust is earned through the way that she and the district serve children, families, staff and the greater community, Dr. Bohn has worked closely with the Board of Trustees to engage in good governance and excellence in communication. The board/superintendent team completed the eXcellence in Governance (XG) professional learning series and adopted the district’s first-ever legislative priorities and advocacy plan on behalf of the Aledo ISD community. The Aledo ISD Board of Trustees was named the 2021 TASA Outstanding School Board for the state of Texas. 

    This work to forge and consistently improve a deep connection and level of trust between Aledo ISD and its community includes initiatives such as the Aledo ISD Local Government Collaborative, which brings together leaders in city, county and state government, as well as chamber of commerce and education foundation leaders to collaborate in representation of the citizens of Aledo ISD’s fast-growth community. 

    Dr. Bohn has facilitated the Aledo ISD’s community’s planning for the current and projected significant fast growth of the district with a commitment to transparency and listening to and meeting the expectations of students, community members and staff. In November of 2019, Aledo voters approved a $149.95 million bond, which has resulted in completing construction on a new elementary school, current construction of a new middle school and significant renovations to three other campuses, including one that is creating the district’s first early childhood academy and employee childcare center.

    After being nominated by the Aledo ISD Board of Trustees, Dr. Bohn was named the Region 11 Superintendent of the Year in 2021. She is active in leadership positions in statewide organizations, currently and having served as the Chair of the Fast Growth School Coalition, President of the Texas Association of Suburban and MidUrban Schools, a member of the UIL State Legislative Council and UIL State Executive Committee, and on the executive committee of the Texas Council of Women School Executives. Locally, she has served as the chair and vice-chair of the Region 11 superintendents council and on the Board of Directors of the North Texas Commission (chair of the Superintendent Advisory Council and co-chair of the Education and Workforce Policy Task Force). She works closely with the boards of the Aledo Education Foundation, Aledo ISD Parent Teacher Organization and Aledo Children’s AdvoCats as they work together in service to children, staff and families in Aledo ISD. Dr. Bohn is active as a mentor for Texas superintendents new to the role and has taught policy, politics and governance as an adjunct professor in Baylor University’s Educational Leadership/Superintendent preparation doctoral program.

    Dr. Bohn previously served as the Superintendent of Lockhart Independent School District from 2015-2018, where she was nominated by the Board of Trustees for Superintendent of the Year. Prior to Lockhart, she worked nine years in Lake Travis ISD as Interim Superintendent, Deputy Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, and General Counsel. Her professional career also includes working in Fort Bend ISD as a high school teacher and as a school attorney for Bracewell.

    Dr. Bohn has three degrees from the University of Texas at Austin, a Bachelor of Arts in the Plan II Honors Program, a Master of Public Affairs from the LBJ School of Public Affairs, and a Juris Doctorate from the UT School of Law. She also has a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Texas Tech University.

    Dr. Bohn is a native Texan and a graduate of Austin public schools. She and her husband Bill have two sons, proud Bearcats Brice (class of 2026) and Brooks (class of 2031).