Deputy Superintendent

Dr. Lynett Hookfin

Dr. Hookfin portraitKansas City, Kansas Public Schools has named Dr. Lynett Hookfin the school district’s Deputy Superintendent.

In her new role with the school district, Dr. Hookfin will supervise principal supervisors and campus leaders and provide leadership for District initiatives in the areas of teaching and learning, organizational development, transformation, and technology. She will also be responsible for strategic leadership in designing, planning, implementing, and evaluating short- and long-term plans and programs of school improvement plans in addition to analyzing and interpreting data in order to make recommendations for ongoing academic improvements.

Dr. Hookfin has worked in education for more than 22 years. Most recently, she was the assistant superintendent of the Office of School Transformation in Pittsburgh Public Schools in Pennsylvania. In this position, she aided school leaders of identified priority schools in developing and monitoring school improvement plans and supported principals with improving campus culture, student academic performance, and instructional programs.

Prior to this, she was a campus instructional leader at Academy High School, a college preparatory high school, in Kingsville, Texas. During her leadership, the school earned 7 of 7 state distinctions and an overall A+ rating. Dr. Hookfin also served as a “turnaround leader” of Sugar Grove Academy in the Houston Independent School District (HISD) from 2013-2017. Under her leadership the campus, which consisted of a student population of 26 different spoken languages, moved out of required improvement status. Dr. Hookfin worked as a principal in the Normandy School District in St. Louis, Missouri from 2010-2013 and principal of Cullen Middle School in HISD from 2008-2010. Dr. Hookfin also served as a district education program manager, instructional coordinator, science specialist, and teacher for HISD. Dr. Hookfin worked as a research specialist at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, New Mexico prior to becoming an educator.

Dr. Hookfin, a native of New Orleans, Louisiana, earned a doctorate of education in educational leadership from the Cooperative Superintendency Program at the University of Texas in Austin; a master’s degree in education administration from Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas, and a bachelor’s degree in biology from Grambling State University in Grambling, Louisiana.