Westlake Community Luncheon: State of the DistrictName: Westlake Community Luncheon: State of the DistrictDate: August 24, 2018Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM CDTRegistration: Register NowEvent Description:
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Coach Todd Dodge marks his 33rd year in coaching in 2018, 19 of those years as head football coach. He
currently serves as Head Football C oach and Athletic Director at Westlake High School – home of Drew Brees, Justin Tucker and Nick Foles.
Coach Dodge discovered his passion for the game early on in high school in Port Arthur, Texas, he was two-time AP All-State & Player of the Year and as a senior, he was selected to the Parade All-American Team. In 2001, he was inducted into the Port Arthur Yellow Jacket Hall of Fame and in 2007, was inducted into the Texas High School Football Hall of Fame.
While attending the University of Texas at Austin, Coach Dodge played quarterback and started 23 games with a record of 19-4. He began his coaching career immediately after graduation. In 2004, he was Head Coach for the Texas High School Coaches Association (THSCA) North All-Stars, in 2006, he was the Offensive Coordinator for the Army All-American game and in 2017, he served as the Head Coach for the Army All-American game.
As a high school coach, Coach Dodge has been named National Coach of the Year three times. His career record is 178-64. During his five-year run at Southlake Carroll from 2002-2006, he was 79-1 with five consecutive state championship appearances at the Texas 6A level – winning the state championship four times during that run. As he begins his fifth year at Austin Westlake High School, his record is 48-8, having an undefeated season in 2017 and a trip to the Texas State Championship Semi-Finals. He holds seven career state semi-final championships overall.
To date, Coach Dodge has mentored nine quarterbacks who were named Texas State Offensive Players of the Year, while four have also been named Parade All-American.
Coach Dodge has been married to Elizabeth Neptune Dodge for 33 years. They have two children – a son, Riley who currently serves as Southlake Carroll’s Head Football Coach and is married to Alexis and a daughter, Molly who recently married Weston Kuenstler. Todd and Elizabeth are the proud grandparents of Tate Riley and Landry Mack Dodge.
Since joining the highly-acclaimed Eanes Independent School District in July of 2014, Dr. Tom Leonard has focused on transparency,
building relationships and communication with the many constituents throughout the district. Under his leadership, the District passed a Tax Ratification Election in 2017, a $52.5 million bond in 2015, launched a Kindergarten Spanish Immersion program at two elementary schools and started a Westlake High School Business Incubator program that saw five teams receive funding in its inaugural year.
A native of Chicago, Ill., Dr. Leonard served as superintendent in the Barrington 220 School District in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago for seven years. Under Dr. Leonard’s leadership, Barrington 220 realized many successes, including an Entrepreneurial Business Incubator class for high school students, Spanish dual language and Chinese immersion programs, and a 1:1 technology initiative. During his tenure as superintendent, four Barrington campuses were named as Blue Ribbon schools, and the high school achieved the highest ACT scores in District history.
Prior to taking the helm in the Barrington school district, Dr. Leonard served as principal of the nationally-recognized Barrington High School from 2001 to 2007. He also served as assistant superintendent for Secondary Education for four years, before being named superintendent of schools.
Dr. Leonard spent 20 years in numerous roles around the Greater Chicago area, including classroom teacher, coach, math department chair, assistant principal and high school principal. He was an assistant principal at Deerfield High School in Township High School District 113 and math department chairperson at both Highland Park and Libertyville High Schools. He was recently inducted into the Barrington Coaches Hall of Fame, for his many accomplishments as principal and superintendent of District 220.
He holds a doctorate in curriculum and instruction from Loyola University of Chicago, a master’s degree in secondary education and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Northern Illinois University of DeKalb, Ill.
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