The Highland Park ISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved Dr. Tom Trigg as Highland Park ISD's Superintendent of Schools at a called meeting on June 22, 2015. Dr. Trigg is the eighth superintendent in HPISD's history dating back to 1914.
Dr. Trigg was featured as one of Education Week's 2015 Leaders to Learn From, where he earned accolades for bringing valuable career experiences to students by partnering with the business community. He was also named the 2011 Kansas Superintendent of the Year and one of four finalists for the National Superintendent of the Year.
Dr. Trigg served as superintendent at Blue Valley Schools in Overland Park, Kansas, for 11 years. Before being promoted to superintendent, he served as assistant superintendent of administrative services for eight years. He was also assistant superintendent and high school principal in Gardner Edgerton Antioch School District in Gardner, Kansas, and a mathematics instructor and athletic coach in Shawnee Mission School District in Overland Park, Kansas. Dr. Trigg received his doctorate from the University of Kansas, his master's degree in educational administration from Emporia State University, and his bachelor's degree in mathematics and physical education from Ottawa University.
Dr. Trigg and his wife, Julie, have three children: Amanda, Whitney and Aaron. Amanda, a pediatrician, and her husband Steve, an obstetrician, reside in Amarillo, Texas with their daughter, Elizabeth. Whitney, a territory manager for a national pharmaceutical company, and her husband Cody, an Industrial Technology teacher and coach, reside in Johnson County, Kansas. Aaron is an athletic director and basketball coach in Scottsdale, Arizona.