Dr. Daniel Lopez, Area Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Lopez is one of Denton ISD’s four area superintendents and comes to the district with more than a decade in education, primarily in administration.Prior to joining Denton ISD, Dr. Lopez served as the executive director of student support services for Spring ISD. He began work as Denton ISD’s third area superintendent in April 2016.
“Dr. Lopez has a reputation for building systems with embedded processes, while keeping things innovative and creative,” said Dr. Jamie Wilson, superintendent of schools. “His experience working collaboratively with teachers and administrators gives him great perspective for this role on our team.”
In his previous position with Spring ISD, a school system of 36,000 students near Houston, Dr. Lopez supervised that district’s dyslexia programs, Section 504, response to intervention, guidance/counseling department, career and technology education and college and career readiness initiatives.
“I’m really excited about being able to work with the other administrators in the district and share in the knowledge that they have, so we can learn from each other,” Dr. Lopez said. “It was very telling to me in looking through the ‘What We Value’ report that the community support is there, the academic rigor is there and that the students are actively engaged in their own learning.”
His experience as a principal and central office administrator spans 18 years, including stints as principal of Meyer Elementary in Spring ISD; Armstrong Elementary in Conroe ISD and Crockett Elementary in Goose Creek Consolidated ISD and McWhorter Elementary in Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD. Prior to that, he worked as a supervisor, assistant director and director of student services supervising programs or services such as; student admissions, early childhood and head start, attendance and truancy, safety and security, parent education, community outreach, and adult education in the Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD.
Dr. Lopez earned his bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas at Dallas, and his master’s degree in educational administration from Texas A&M University-Commerce. He received his doctoral degree from The University of Houston in 2015.
“I could tell from the moment I walked in that Denton ISD felt like being with family, so I want to build on that good feeling of culture and climate,” Dr. Lopez said.