Jeremy Lyon, Ph.D.

President, Cooper Youth Division, The Cooper Institute

Dr. Jeremy Lyon retired from public education in 2017 after 31 years of service to join The Cooper Institute Youth Division. During his career, Dr. Lyon has served as a teacher, coach, principal and for 14 years as a superintendent. He retired as superintendent of Frisco ISD, one of the highest-performing, fastest-growing school districts in the nation with over 56,000 students. During his tenure in Frisco, he was part of the private-public leadership team that brought the Dallas Cowboys corporate headquarters and indoor stadium to Frisco. The partnership provides unparalleled academic, fine arts and athletic opportunities for Frisco students.

Dr. Lyon received his Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M University and his doctoral degree in educational administration from the University of Texas. He was a fellow of the Cooperative Superintendency Program at UT.

In 2009, Dr. Lyon received the Nolan Estes Leadership Ascension Award from the University of Texas Department of Education, and in 2012 received the National Superintendents School Health Leadership Award from the American School Health Association. Dr. Lyon is the first school superintendent to serve on an affiliate board of the American Heart Association. He is passionate about improving student and staff fitness and health within schools and school districts.

Dr. Lyon is married to Dr. Ellen Lyon and they have two boys, Michael and Weston.

Last adventure you went on: Spending a day hiking and swimming on a remote island in the Bahamas.

Your spirit animal: A Siamese cat.

Skill or hobby you would like to master: Portrait and landscape oil painting.