Greetings to the students, parents and patrons of Royal ISD.
Dr. Ackley is in his sixth year as the Superintendent for Royal ISD. Prior to joining RISD, Dr. Ackley served for five years as the Superintendent of Colmesneil ISD and has 24 years of experience in Texas Education as a professional educator. Dr. Ackley was born in Houston and moved to Springtown, Texas at the age of 11. He graduated from Springtown H.S. in Springtown, TX and received his bachelor’s degree from Southeastern Oklahoma State University. He then studied at Tarleton State University for his master’s degree in Education as well. Dr. Ackley is a member of cohort XIX Superintendent’s Academy of The Center for Executive Leadership at Lamar University. Dr. Ackley received his doctoral degree from Lamar University in May 2017.
Dr. Ackley and his wife, Dana, have four children. Dr. Ackley’s oldest son, Colton is in the U.S. Navy. Younger son, Connor, is a graduate of Royal High School. He also has two daughters, Tarynn and Rylee.