The Lake Travis ISD administration is pleased to announce the selection of Jennifer Lyon as Director of Health and Social Emotional Learning, effective July 2. Ms. Lyon replaces Kathleen Hassenfratz who announced her retirement earlier this spring.
"Kathleen's position as Health and Social Programs Coordinator was restructured in an effort to increase our focus and attention on social emotional learning across the district," said Mary Patin, Lake Travis ISD Deputy Superintendent. "We look forward to Jennifer’s leadership and contributions in an area critical to student success."
Ms. Lyon possesses more than 20 years of work experience in public schools. After serving five years as an elementary school teacher in the Round Rock and Austin school districts, Ms. Lyon began her tenure as a school counselor in 2001 at Austin ISD. Between 2009 and 2016, she served as a middle school counselor and lead counselor in the Leander and Round Rock school districts. Most recently, Ms. Lyon served as Coordinator of Counseling Services and Social Learning at Leander ISD, a position she has held since 2016. She is a multi-year winner of the Counselors Reinforcing Excellence for Students in Texas (CREST) award sponsored by the Texas School Counselor Association. The award recognizes school counseling programs who achieve continuous improvement and demonstrate effective communication and a commitment to obtaining results.
A graduate of Westwood High School, Ms. Lyon earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development from Texas Tech University and a Master of Education degree in Professional and School Counseling from Texas State University.