Dr. Rick Westfall joined Keller ISD as in 2017, and announced his retirement in June 2023. He will continue to serve the District in an emeritus role through December 2023.
Dr. Westfall spent the six years prior to becoming KISD's Superintendent as the Deputy Superintendent in Grapevine-Colleyville ISD, and before joining GCISD was Principal at Keller High School from 2008-11.
In his six years as Superintendent in Keller ISD, the community approved a Tax Ratification Election that resulted in a tax rate "swap and drop," in which the overall tax rate was lowered by $0.01; the community passed a $315 million Bond Proposal; he oversaw two separate District Visioning processes that involved thousands of stakeholders and redefined Keller ISD values; and he helped guide KISD through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Westfall holds a Doctorate in Education Administration degree from Tarleton State University, a Master’s Degree from Texas Christian University, and a Bachelor’s Degree from Miami University (Ohio). His wife, Michelle, is a former elementary school teacher, and they have one son who currently attends Texas A&M University.