Dr. Tom Leonard
Dr. Tom Leonard is superintendent of the highly acclaimed Eanes Independent School District in Austin, Texas. He was hired in April 2014. Under his leadership, the District passed a Tax Ratification Election in 2017, a $52.5 million bond in 2015, launched a Kindergarten Spanish Immersion program at four elementary schools and started a Westlake High School Business Incubator program that has seen seven teams receive funding in the past two years.
Dr. Leonard served as superintendent in the Barrington 220 School District in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago, Ill for seven years. From 2001 to 2007, he was principal of the nationally recognized Barrington High School. He also served as assistant superintendent for Secondary Education in Barrington 220 from 2003 until being named superintendent of schools in 2007.
Before joining Barrington 220, Dr. Leonard was an administrator at several respected high schools in the Chicago area. He was an assistant principal at Deerfield High School in Township High School District 113 and he was the Mathematics Department chairperson at both Highland Park and Libertyville High Schools. He was recently inducted into the Barrington Coaches Hall of Fame, for his many accomplishments as principal and superintendent of District 220.
His doctorate is in curriculum and instruction from Loyola University of Chicago. He holds a master’s degree in secondary education and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Northern Illinois University of DeKalb, Ill. Dr. Leonard is often a featured speaker and guest columnist for various conferences and publications.