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Dr. Lisa Lawson named BSD Superintendent

Dr. Lisa Lawson Named Brandywine School District Superintendent Effective July 1, 2024


Dr. Lawson


 June 17, 2024 – The Brandywine School District Board of Education is pleased to announce that Dr. Lisa Lawson has been named the new Superintendent of Schools, effective July 1, 2024. Dr. Lawson succeeds Lincoln Hohler, who is retiring after 30 years of service to the Brandywine School District as a teacher, administrator, and, most recently, Superintendent.

"We are excited to welcome Dr. Lawson as our new superintendent," said John Skrobot, III., President of the Brandywine School District Board of Education. “Her leadership qualities, combined with her focus on improving student achievement, equity, and community engagement, align with our district's goals and values."

Dr. Lawson expressed enthusiasm about the new role, stating, "I am honored to have the opportunity to serve the Brandywine School District community and work collaboratively with our dedicated staff, students, and families. I look forward to working with all stakeholders to nurture a challenging and supportive educational environment that will prepare our students for success in a rapidly changing world."

Dr. Lawson brings a wealth of experience to this role, having served as Deputy Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, and Director of Pupil Services since joining the Brandywine School District in 2015. Prior to joining the Brandywine School District, she served as paraprofessional, teacher, Child Find coordinator, principal, manager, and Senior Director of Special Services for the Christina School District. 

Throughout her career, Dr. Lawson has been an active member of several key educational boards and professional organizations. These include serving as President of the Delaware Association of School Administrators (DASA) and Governor’s Educational Equity Council member. Dr. Lawson’s roles in these organizations have centered on promoting best practices in educational policy and advocating for equity in education.

A Delaware native, Dr. Lawson earned her Doctor of Education, Master of Education, and Bachelor of Science degrees at the University of Delaware.