About Our Division

  • Division of Academic Programs

    The Denton ISD Division of Academic Programs oversees all educational initiatives of district schools. It is composed of almost every division and department in Denton ISD related to student education.
    In addition to regular educational initiatives, the division also oversees extracurricular educational activities, including the district's athletics and fine arts programs. The division directly hosts the support and management of all campus career and technology, counseling, health, intervention, leadership, and social work programs. Through campus leadership, the division is responsible for the safety, security, teaching and learning for all students in the school district.
    As part of the division's oversight, its three area superintendents – Dr. Daniel Lopez, Susannah O'Bara and Dr. Gwen Perkins – provide guidance to school principals and department heads who oversee educational and student-related endeavors within the four high school feeder zones. In addition to oversight, the division supervises and evaluates all elementary and secondary principals, playing a key role in the leadership at the campus level.
    The area superintendents and the academic staff are located in the Dennis E. Stephens Central Services building, 1307 N. Locust St. in Denton. The department can also be reached via phone at 940-369-0032.