Throughout his 30-year career in Amarillo ISD, Superintendent Doug Loomis has made an impact across the District, working in schools in every cluster and at every level. He began as a PE teacher at Wolflin Elementary and soon found his career growing along with the students he taught, as a science and health teacher at Fannin Middle School, assistant principal of Houston Middle School and Palo Duro High School, principal of Amarillo High School and executive director of the Caprock High School cluster. For the past five years, he has been the District’s chief human resources officer.
Mr. Loomis is a graduate of Oklahoma Panhandle State University and earned a Master of Education degree from West Texas A&M University. He and his wife Gisele, a retired teacher, have been married 32 years and have two grown children. Their daughter Jordan attends pharmacy school at the University of Texas at Austin, and their son Braydan recently received a master’s in finance degree from UT.
Mr. Loomis was named interim superintendent in October 2018 and the lone finalist for superintendent in early March of 2019. Trustees finalized his appointment on March 27, 2019.