Lloyd Verstuyft

Dr. Lloyd Verstuyft graduated from Southwest High School, San Antonio, Texas in 1981. Upon graduation Dr. Verstuyft attended Lubbock Christian College and Texas Tech University. He returned to San Antonio and completed his Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Texas in San Antonio in 1989. After graduating from UTSA, Dr. Verstuyft returned to his high school alma mater and began his teaching career. While teaching at Southwest Independent School District he continued his studies and completed his Master of Science in Educational Administration at Texas A&M University in Kingsville, Texas in 1993. He then completed the Superintendent program at UTSA in 2002 and his Doctoral degree at Texas A&M University, College Station in 2010.

Dr. Verstuyft has been employed in different capacities at SWISD for twenty-seven years. His professional experience includes three years as a teacher/coach; two years as a middle school assistant principal; six years as middle school principal; four years as high school principal; two years as Executive Director of Administration and Pupil Service; five years as Assistant Superintendent for Administration and Human Resources; and is currently serving in his seventh year as SWISD’s Superintendent of Schools.

During his professional career, Dr. Verstuyft has had the privilege to work with some of the best staff and students associated with any school organization. During his teaching years Dr. Verstuyft received the “Teacher of the Year” Award in 1992 from the McNair Middle School staff. Upon entering the administration arena, his leadership assisted McAuliffe Middle School and Southwest High School to gain recognitions at the state and national level. Those recognitions include the “Texas Successful School” award from 1995 through 1998; the Texas Education Agency “Recognized School” award five years from 1998 through 2003; the Texas Education Agency “Gold Performance” award from 2002 through 2005; the United States Department of Education “National Blue Ribbon School” Award in 2000; and the national “Terrell H. Bell” Award in Washington DC, from the United States Department of Education in 2000, for Educational Leadership. He has served as a Board Member for the San Antonio Education Partnership Program; Co-Chair of the San Antonio Diplomas` Project to move post high school completion for Latino students, P-16 Plus Executive Committee for Greater San Antonio and sits on the Steering Committee for the Bexar County Go Public Campaign.

Southwest Independent School District and the southwest San Antonio area have been Dr. Verstuyft’s home- both in upbringing and career, and he is extremely proud of his roots. He is committed to working with the 14,500 plus students in the SWISD District and community members to develop post high school success.