Take a moment to get to know Lytle ISD's Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent:


Michelle Carroll Smith, Lytle ISD Superintendent - Email

I have been a member of the Lytle ISD family most of my life. I am a third generation Pirate as my grandmother, Teresa Naegelin Carroll graduated from Lytle High School in 1940 and my father, Alfred Lee Carroll, graduated in 1961 from Lytle High School. I graduated in 1980. My son graduated adn my daughter is currently attending Lytle High School and represent the fourth generation of my family to attend Lytle schools.  Lytle ISD has been my place of employment since 1987. I started as an elementary teacher for 7 years and in 1994 became vice principal of the elementary. In September 2000, I moved to Central Office as Assistant Superintendent and was named Superintendent in December 2002.  

As Superintendent of Lytle ISD, I work to ensure a quality education for all students. Together, with community and staff, we strive daily to help our children prepare for their lives as members of our community and our nation. Our goal of providing the skills necessary to live a good life requires the commitment of many people. My admiration and thanks goes to all those who make Lytle ISD a Leader In Student Development.


  • Lytle High School 1981
  • University of Texas at San Antonio -Bachelor of Arts 1985
  • Texas A&M at Kingsville - Master of Science 1990

Jimmy Gouard, Lytle ISD Assistant Superintendent - Email

My career in education has spanned 31 years including 12 as a teacher working with grades K-12. I have been a school administrator for 19 years beginning as an assistant principal of an elementary school in Somerset ISD, and then taking a principalship at the elementary school (K-5) in D’Hanis. I became the secondary principal (grades 6-12) in D’Hanis in 2000 and then moved to Hondo ISD in 2005 where I was the principal at Woolls Intermediate, a 3rd-5th grade campus, for 4 years. Moving to Lytle as the Assistant Superintendent has been a truly rewarding experience so far. 

My training includes a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 1983, a master’s degree also from UTSA in 1989 and a doctorate degree from Texas A&M University in Educational Administration.

My wife Debbi is a Campus Learning Leader at Lytle Elementary and we have four beautiful daughters. Sammi our oldest is a nurse at Methodist Pediatric ER, Syndi graduated from UTSA and teaches at Lytle Elementary, Andi is a Speech Pathologist with a master’s Degree from Our Lady of the Lake and Kalli, our youngest is a UTSA graduate, and is an administrative assistant for Peleton Commercial Real Estate.