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Superintendent of Schools

Dr. Mark Foust

A headshot of Dr. Mark Foust
Dr. Mark Foust

Northwest ISD Board of Trustees unanimously named Dr. Mark Foust as superintendent of schools on Monday, January 9, 2023, bringing a leader with experience maintaining high academic and extracurricular standards while managing fast growth.

Prior to joining Northwest ISD, Dr. Foust served as superintendent of Kerrville ISD in central Texas, where he earned a reputation as a strong instructional leader who places student needs first. During his tenure as superintendent, Kerrville ISD implemented new STEM instructional programs, expanded career and technical education opportunities, and passed a significant bond program to revitalize schools. Kerrville ISD earned distinction as an HEB Excellence in Education Small District State Finalist and a top-10 UIL Lone Star Cup finisher during his tenure.

Dr. Foust spent the first 21 years of his professional career in Fort Bend ISD, a fast-growth school district in the Houston area. He began his career as an English teacher and coach in 1995 before becoming an associate principal and principal at the high school level. He transitioned into a district leadership role as an assistant superintendent overseeing three high school feeder patterns before serving as chief of schools and overseeing educational services at all 74 schools in the district.

I look forward to Northwest ISD continuing to be a strong leader in preparing children for the next chapters of their lives and providing families with the best educational environment in the state.Dr. Mark Foust, Northwest ISD Superintendent

Over the course of his 27-year career in public education, Dr. Foust has earned accolades for his leadership, including serving as a Texas Association of School Administrators mentor for new superintendents, receiving a nomination for ESC Region 20 Superintendent of the Year and assisting in the cultivation of a pilot program for a small district category in the Holdsworth Center for Learning Campus Leadership Program.

In his role, Dr. Foust leads the fastest-growing school district in North Texas as it experiences unprecedented growth in the years ahead. Northwest ISD’s total enrollment now grows at an annual rate of 2,000 additional students per year, which doubles the district’s previous year-over-year enrollment growth rates. With boundaries that encompass 234 square miles combined with the district’s reputation and a robust housing market, projections indicate the district’s growth will last for decades.

Dr. Foust earned his Doctor of Education in professional leadership from the University of Houston and his Master of Education in administration and supervision from the University of Houston-Victoria. He earned his bachelor’s degree in history from Texas A&M University.

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PO Box 77070
Fort Worth, Texas 76177