Dear Bryan ISD Community,
I am honored to serve as the Interim Superintendent for Bryan ISD. I look forward to working with a strong Board of Trustees and a dedicated staff to continue moving our school district in a positive direction while building on our momentum from the last few years.
As Dr. Whitbeck stated at the beginning of the school year, our number one priority in 2021-2022 is student academic achievement. Everything we do in our District this year is geared towards this priority. To this end, we have much success to build upon. There are many celebrations, including our District four year graduation rate improved to over 90%, and our College, Career & Military Readiness came in at 90%. Our goal is for every student to be equipped for success upon graduation.
We’re making student academic achievement our top priority this year by getting back to basics. Our teachers, staff, and administrators are ensuring that, even in a pandemic, we keep the basics of education at the heart of what we do. That means when you visit a Bryan ISD campus you’ll see students engaged in learning, on the playground with smiles and laughs, in fine arts classes performing, and on the field or court competing.
Maintaining the safety and well being of our students and staff remains at the forefront of all decisions. Therefore, Bryan ISD continues to work closely with the Brazos County Health District, our neighboring school districts, Texas A&M University, and municipalities, along with following guidance from the Texas Education Agency and the Department for State Health Services. Masks are strongly encouraged inside of our schools, and hand sanitizer, sneeze guards, and additional personal protective equipment are in use. All of our COVID-19 related protocols are listed in our Return to Learn guide.
I’m entering my fifth year in Bryan ISD serving as both deputy superintendent and chief of staff. Prior to that I served as a teacher, assistant principal, elementary and middle school principal, executive director of curriculum and instruction, and executive director of strategic planning in a Houston area school district. My broad range of experience has prepared me to serve in this new capacity.
I love living in Bryan and I’m proud to be a part of a school district that continues to play a leading role in making our community better. Bryan ISD offers more choices, more opportunity for our students, and every child can find their niche and excel. If we haven’t met yet, I look forward to seeing you around campuses and the community.
Bryan ISD Interim Superintendent