Our Principal

Hello, my name is Lance Keating and I have the honor of serving as principal at Ferris Intermediate.  I have been in education for a little over 12 years with experience including special education behavioral students, self-contained 4th and 5th grade classes, technology integration coach and presenter in Garland ISD and now as a school principal.  Prior to teaching I worked as an aircraft mechanic, sheet metal mechanic and as a program manager working with defense companies.  While I loved building and repairing things my heart was always pulling to the educational world.  I have been married to my amazing wife, Steffanye, who is a special education teacher in Mesquite, for almost 21 years and together we have three children; Madyson, Hunter and Macye.  


This is my third year serving as an administrator for the wonderful students and families of FISD.  The passion, dedication and determination of our FISD parents, students and teachers is something that other districts do not have.  It is and honor and privilege to be here and I look forward to serving everyday. Thank you, Lance Keating