Leadership Team

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  • Dr. John "JJ" Villarreal


    Phone: 972-771-0605 | Email: john.villareal@rockwallisd.org

    Serves as the district’s top executive. Provides leadership, consultation, and guidance to administrative staff. Monitors and supports the District Strategic Plan regarding the call to action, beliefs, learner outcomes, and goals.

    David Carter

    Senior Chief Financial Officer

    Phone: 972-771-0605 | Email: david.carter@rockwallisd.org

    Oversees the district's finances, budgeting, accounting, payroll and accounts payable, facilities management, demographic planning, purchasing, facility construction and renovation, as well as manages internal operations including transportation, child nutrition, and technology services.

    Dr. Megan Gist

    Chief Academic Officer of Secondary Schools

    Phone: 972-771-0605 | Email: megan.gist@rockwallisd.org

    Supports and oversees the design and implementation of the district’s guaranteed and viable curriculum for secondary campuses. Responsible for monitoring and supporting instructional programming at all secondary schools to ensure that academic standards are met.  Oversees the annual development of the Academic Planning Guide, the writing of the District Improvement Plan, and the development of the District of Innovation plan. Supervises secondary campus principals. Oversees all K-12 fine arts programs as well as all Career and Technical Education programs.

    Dr. Mary Johnston

    Chief Academic Officer of Elementary Schools

    Phone: 972-771-0605 | Email: mary.johnston@rockwallisd.org

    Responsible for monitoring and supporting campus operations at all elementary schools to ensure that academic standards are met. Implements the district’s guaranteed and viable curriculum with fidelity. Ensures that effective academic programs are in place to meet individual campus needs. Manages campus principals, staffing, and personnel in day-to-day operations. Oversees all aspects of Special Programs.

    Renae Murphy

    Chief Communications Officer

    Phone: 972-771-0605 | Email: renae.murphy@rockwallisd.org

    Administers internal and external communications, serves as liaison with community entities, supervises district response to Public Information Requests, media relations, special events, district website, district social media, and the sports marketing program.

    Mark Speck

    Chief Human Resources Officer | Title IX Coordinator

    Phone: 972-771-0605 | Email: mark.speck@rockwallisd.org

    Supervises human resources, which includes employee recruitment and retention; compensation and employee records; and benefits and risk management responsibilities. 

    Dr. Kelvin Stroy

    Chief Student Services Officer

    Phone: 972-771-0605 | Email: kelvin.stroy@rockwallisd.org

    Responsible for supporting campus administration in safety/security, civility and school culture for staff, students, and parents at all elementary and secondary campuses. Supervises the district-wide counseling program and health services while also leading truancy prevention, school resource officers, grievances, and district policies.  Directs and supports AVID implementation on secondary campuses.