District welcomes Assistant Superintendent for Business and Operations
Lake Travis ISD Superintendent of Schools Paul Norton is pleased to announce the selection of Pam Sanchez as the District's new Assistant Superintendent for Business and Operations, effective October 26. Ms. Sanchez replaces Johnny Hill who accepted a position with the Allen Independent School District in September.
Ms. Sanchez earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Texas State University and is a Registered Texas School Business Administrator. She possesses nearly 30 years of experience in business and financial services having served as a consultant, administrator and programmer with the Texas Association of School Boards before joining the Georgetown Independent School District in 2008 as Director of Budget and Finance. Presently, Ms. Sanchez serves as the District’s Chief Financial Officer, a position she’s held since 2017.
"When the senior staff and I began to consider proven business professionals with school finance experience, Ms. Sanchez’s name quickly surfaced in our recruitment process," said Mr. Norton. "I am excited to have her join the Lake Travis family and help build on the stellar reputation of prudent fiscal management and investment in our schools."
During her tenure in Georgetown, Ms. Sanchez was able to restructure existing debt by taking advantage of market conditions, resulting in a savings to the District of approximately $49 million since 2011. She helped Georgetown garner an upgraded bond rating from Standard & Poor’s in November 2017 from “AA-” to ”AA,” and in 2018, Ms. Sanchez played an instrumental role in a $150.5 million bond approved by voters for two new elementary schools, renovations to existing facilities, security and technology upgrades, and land purchases to support the fast-growth district. She has consistently maintained “A” Superior ratings in the Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST) which ensures that Texas public schools are held accountable for the quality of their financial management practices.
As Assistant Superintendent for Business and Operations at Lake Travis ISD, Ms. Sanchez will serve as chief financial and budget advisor to the board of trustees and superintendent; lead the overall management of all financial and business matters, ensuring legally sound and effective management practices; direct and monitor the management and investments of all district funds; and oversee the management and evaluation of the District’s Custodial, Food Services, Maintenance and Transportation departments.