AISD Board Names Sole Finalist For Superintendent of Schools Post
Posted on Nov 8, 2016

The Allen ISD Board of Trustees named Dr. Scott Niven as a finalist for the Allen ISD Superintendent of Schools post on November 7.

Dr. Niven comes to Allen from Red Oak, Texas where he has served as superintendent of schools since 2007.  He previously served as superintendent of schools with Liberty-Eylau ISD in the Texarkana area. He worked as assistant superintendent for business and support operations with Texarkana ISD for two years and director of business operations in Texarkana for four years.  He also taught at Texas High School in Texarkana.  Niven is a CPA and served as a senior staff accountant with Thomas & Thomas Certified Public Accountants from 1988-1994.
He earned his doctorate of education at Texas A&M University-Commerce in 2012 and a masters of education at Texas A&M University-Texarkana in 2003.  His undergraduate degree in business administration and accounting was earned from the University of Arkansas – Fayetteville.

Dr. Niven and his wife Christy have three children, ages 23, 21 and 10.

The new superintendent will replace Dr. Lance Hindt, who left Allen in August to accept a position with Katy ISD.  Former superintendent Dr. Jenny Preston has been serving as interim superintendent since that time. 

Working with a search firm, the Board screened applicants and conducted interviews in September and October. State law requires that the Board name a sole finalist and then wait 21 days before officially hiring the new superintendent. The Board will vote on a contract to hire the new superintendent on November 28.
"The Board is very excited to welcome Dr. Niven and his family to Allen,” said Board President Louise Master. “He is a respected educator and his relationship building skills as well as his innovative ideas and energetic nature will be a great fit for Allen!”