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Little Elm ISD Announces Assistant Superintendent of Business and Finance and Director for Fine Arts

Little Elm ISD is pleased to announce the hiring of an Assistant Superintendent for Business and Finance and a Director for Fine Arts.

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Frank Felice will serve as the Director for Fine Arts for Little Elm ISD. Felice has spent 17 years leading the Little Elm High School band as the director of bands. He has a combined 28 years leading bands in various school districts in Texas, Oregon, and Louisiana.


“The experience Mr. Felice brings to the Director for Fine Arts position is second to none. He has spent many years making a positive impact on the students of Little Elm ISD and his passion and decision will help our entire fine arts program over to the next level,” said Daniel Gallagher, superintendent. “He will bring the same level of excitement and commitment that he had as our band director to his new role. I am proud and excited to welcome Mr. Felice as our new Director for Fine Arts.”


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Shay Adams will serve as the Assistant Superintendent for Business and Finance. Adams previously served as Chief Financial Officer for Lovejoy ISD. She is not new to Little Elm ISD.  She spent three years at Little Elm ISD in the same role from 2000-2003.  She has served in public education for 23 years and has nine years of corporate experience.


Adams has been recognized by the Texas Association of School Business Officials for Excellence in Financial Management, TEA superior ratings for Financial Integrity Rating System for 16 consecutive years, Texas State Comptroller recognition for transparency in financial reporting for nine years, 18 consecutive clean unqualified independent audits with no compliance findings, and received Superintendent Team of the Month.


“Mrs. Adams not only brings a wealth of expertise and knowledge in school finance, but she also brings a passion for serving others. I am excited that she is joining Little Elm ISD as our next Assistant Superintendent for Business and Finance, but more importantly, I am thoroughly impressed with her belief that students come first, “said Gallagher. “She will ensure Little Elm ISD remains financially strong while providing the best learning opportunities for our students. She is a former Lobo, so it’s exciting to welcome her home.”