Bret A. Champion, Ed.D.
Dr. Bret A. Champion became Leander ISD’s Superintendent of Schools on Feb. 1, 2008. He is a former Leander ISD teacher, assistant principal and principal, and he most recently served as Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services. Champion is in his 22nd year with Leander ISD.

Champion was a member of the second corps of the "Teach For America" program, which recruits and trains teachers to serve in low-income communities. Champion’s first teaching positions were in inner-city schools in Houston, Texas, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He received his Doctorate in Education (Ed.D.) from the University of Texas, his Masters in Education (M.Ed.) from Texas State University, and his Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of Houston.

Champion’s wife, Marcee, is an adjunct professor at Austin Community College. Their sons, Alan and Nicholas, are graduates of Leander ISD and are attending college.
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Current Superintendent Column
District Seeking Parent and Staff Feedback

Week of: Feb. 1, 2016

February has become synonymous with improvement in Leander ISD. Although we use continuous improvement tools at every level throughout the district each day, in February we set aside time as a district to grow and improve on a larger scale. This is most noticeably demonstrated by our day and a half Continuous Improvement Conference, which wrapped up last week. As usual, the conference was a fantastic time of learning and growing. But the continuous improvement efforts we are engaged in this month don’t begin and end there.

You may not be aware that as part of our culture of continuous improvement, LISD also administers an annual survey to parents and another survey to staff members.

Parents received an Insider email from LISD on Friday, Feb. 5, with a link to the anonymous parent survey. Links to the parent survey are also available on the LISD website and every campus homepage. To meet the needs of our community, the parent survey is available in English and in Spanish. This survey strives to gauge how a parent feels about their child’s educational experiences by reflecting on statements such as, “The campus faculty and staff listen to my concerns and are responsive to the needs of my child.”

Likewise, all LISD staff members received an email from the Institute from Organizational Excellence at UT-Austin regarding the staff survey, which can be completed online. Like in years past, the staff survey is anonymous, and responses will be kept at UT to ensure the data’s confidentiality and security. This survey is designed to reflect staff engagement and asks staff to reflect on their experiences working in LISD.

If you are a parent of a student in LISD or a staff member, I encourage you to take a moment and complete our surveys because your voice matters. Feedback is used to guide district-wide improvement efforts, allowing LISD to better serve students, their families and our staff members. We will use your feedback to identify areas where we can improve, and we have the ability to track that data over time. Previous surveys have been used to guide our improvement by helping us make meaningful decisions that better support our students’ learning environments, as well as improve our partnerships with parents and staff members.

As a parent or staff member, you play an important role in our district. And I believe that we cannot attain our vision of students graduating with every option open without the full support of our students, parents and staff. Help us move forward as a district by completing these surveys as they apply to you. Keep in mind that the windows for these surveys close later this month.

Have a great week!