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Northeast Times | February 8, 2023

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Trustees approve director of special education

Trustees approve director of special education

At a special called board meeting on August 14, Birdville ISD’s Board of Trustees approved Laura L. Holt, as director of special education. She is replacing Betty Grubbs, who is retiring from the district after 28 years.

Holt has been director of special populations in Forney ISD since 2012. Prior to her current position, she was assistant principal at North Forney High School from 2011-12; secondary social studies supervisor in Lewisville ISD from 2001-05; assistant principal at Lake Dallas High School in Lake Dallas ISD from 1998-01; and various teaching positions from 1985-98.

In additional to her education experience, Holt practiced law, specializing in special education and disability law, at Walsh, Anderson, Brown, Gallegos & Green, P.C. in San Antonio from 2008-10.

She earned her bachelor’s degree from Hardin-Simmons University, master’s degree from Texas Woman’s University, and Juris Doctor from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law.