Paul Andress, Executive Director of Operations
Paul Andress has served as Denton Independent School District’s executive director of maintenance and operations since 2012, overseeing all maintenance and operational functions of schools, facilities and other structures.
Mr. Andress oversees the day-to-day operations of the district’s 23 elementary schools, seven middle schools, four comprehensive high schools, one alternative/accelerated learning high school, two early childhood schools, two alternative schools and one advance technology complex. Similarly, Mr. Andress also oversees all support buildings staffed by Denton ISD personnel. In this role, all maintenance requests, facility improvements, agricultural modifications and equipment management (including school buses, service trucks, tractors, mowers, forklifts and trailers) flow through his department.
Under Mr. Andress’ guidance, Denton ISD has opened a new high school, middle school and three elementary schools. Mr. Andress has overseen the work done by third-party contractors while monitoring timelines to ensure projects are progressing efficiently.
His oversight of roughly 650 employees provides the workforce management necessary to maintain nearly 4.7 million square feet of building space and 784 acres of property. Mr. Andress also oversees the custodial work, planning, safety and transportation for the district in his role as head of operations.
Mr. Andress has spent more than 20 years at Denton ISD, beginning as a supervisor of maintenance in 1995 before advancing to director of operations in 1997. Prior to these positions, Mr. Andress spent more than 10 years in the professional industry, serving in roles such as a warehouse manager, manufacturing coordinator, estimator and technician at several electrical and manufacturing companies such as Texas Instruments.