Dr. David Faltys, Superintendent
Dr. David J. Faltys has served as the Superintendent of Carroll ISD since January of 2006, quickly gaining the admiration, trust and respect of the entire community. He is a former classroom teacher, coach, high school principal and assistant superintendent in Navasota ISD, and is a graduate of Texas A&M University where he earned his doctorate degree.
Considered one of the premiere districts in the state of Texas, Carroll ISD is a suburban public school district that serves 7,900 students and more than 1,000 employees. Dr. Faltys is currently the second most tenured Superintendent in CISD history. He has 28 years in public education, the last decade of which he has served as a Superintendent.
Under Dr. Faltys' leadership, the Carroll ISD has met all federal requirements at every campus for No Child Left Behind, earned the state’s highest rating of “Exemplary,” won five consecutive College Board AP District Honor Roll Awards and won four consecutive UIL Lone Star Cup for academic, athletic and fine arts success in Texas.
The Superintendent’s planning and public engagement process helped CISD pass the largest School Bond Election in district history ($138 million) in 2009, and that same process has been effectively implemented during a state funding crisis to involve every CISD employee, parent and taxpayer in helping to enact a three- to five-year plan to Balance the Budget. Dr. Faltys supports a two-way strategic communications program through funding, resources and the PR professional’s participation on the Superintendent’s Cabinet.
Listening to the input of staff, parents and taxpayers, he reorganized central office to create a Student Services Division to improve customer service. During his tenure, the district also established True To The Core, a multi-faceted community awareness campaign in support of the district's Core Values, Vision, Mission and Goals. In fact, it was Dr. Faltys who identified that CISD needed to establish and communicate core values for all employees to emulate in support of students. These core values of Excellence, Relationships, Character & Integrity, Innovation, Open & Honest Communication and Compassionate Service are the foundation for our entire communications and public relations program in CISD. As Superintendent, Dr. Faltys serves as the ultimate model for the CISD core values.
Because of his commitment to student success, Dr. Faltys was asked to join other prestigious superintendents across the state in participating in the Public Education Visioning Institute. The work of this group is serving as a guide for educational reform to ensure Texas public schools prepare students for the digital age. In addition to leading CISD, David is actively involved in a number of community and civic organizations and presents on education-related issues at state and national conferences, including the National School Public Relations Association, the Texas Association of School Administrators, and the Texas Association of School Boards.
Working as a Team of Eight, Dr. Faltys and the Carroll School Board have significantly helped improve employee morale, rejuvenated the district's financial reserves and advanced technology district-wide. Continuing to be a voice for children in Texas public schools, they also adopted a Legislative Platform calling for more academic accountability, school finance reformand local control. During Dr. Faltys’ tenure, Carroll secured $4.5 million plus royalties as part of a mineral rights agreement, approved the district's first Mandarin Chinese program, lowered the local tax rate, refinanced bonds to save taxpayers millions and earned an upgrade in the district's bond rating from both bond rating agencies. In fact, CISD has earned the state’s top Superior Rating on the Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas. Under his leadership, CISD also started the Carroll Medical Academy for students planning post-graduate careers in the health industry, and implemented the district’s first STEM program to promote science, technology, engineering and math.
In 2013, he was nominated by his School Board and won Southlake Citizen of the Year. In 2010, Dr. Faltys was named Region XI Superintendent of the Year. He was nominated for this honor by the seven members of the Board of Education. In 2009, Carroll ISD was named the Corporate Business of the Year by the Southlake Area Chamber of Commerce.