Doug Otto recently retired as the Superintendent of the Plano Independent School District after 17 years to Plano and 40 total years in Education. Dr. Otto currently teaches at the University of North Texas and is on the Board of Directors at the Baylor Regional Medical Center in Plano.
Dr. Otto is the author or co-author of more than a dozen professional articles and scholarly book chapters. Topics range from school finance to desired skills for effective principals. The most recent publication concerns the effective use of data for informed decisions; a chapter in Data Enhanced Leadership. In 2007, the Plano Independent School District Board of Trustees honored Dr. Otto as the namesake of the future Douglas W. Otto Middle School as a hallmark of his service to school children. Otto Middle School opened in August, 2010.