It hasn’t been long since former HPISD communications director Helen Williams left to return to her native Louisiana. Today, incoming superintendent Tom Trigg announced that Jon Dahlander will replace her.
Dahlander is the executive director of communication services for Dallas ISD, where he has served for almost 20 years. Before that, he was the executive director of communications for the Oklahoma State Department of Education.
“To be selected for this position and follow in Helen’s footsteps is an honor,” Dahlander said. “I am excited about the opportunity to help Dr. Trigg and his team build on HPISD’s proud tradition of excellence.”
His official start date is Aug. 3. Dahlander received his degree in communications from Trinity University in San Antonio. He and his wife, Heidi, have two daughters.
“I am thrilled that Jon has agreed to join the HPISD leadership team. He brings a wealth of experience to the position and will be able to contribute from day one,” Trigg said.