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
Welcome Back to School!

Week of: Aug. 24, 2015

Monday, Aug. 24, 2015 was a record-setting day for Leander ISD. On the first day of school for the 2015-16 school year, we opened the doors to our 25th elementary and newest school, Christine Camacho Elementary, and greeted our largest student body ever…close to 37,000 students joined us for another great year of learning in LISD!

While I was visiting our campuses earlier this week and chatting with students, parents, teachers and staff, I was struck by how excited and enthusiastic everyone was for the new school year. Students were beaming from ear-to-ear, meeting their new teachers and greeting friends. I know I speak for all of our teachers and staff when I say that it is wonderful to have students back with us.

For parents, I know these first few days of school can be rather hectic. Adjusting to a new routine, a new school or even a new grade can be a little challenging in the beginning. But I want to remind you that the teachers and staff in LISD are partners with you in your child’s learning journey. We are here to help your child graduate with every option open. We also know that parents have the most important influence on your child’s learning. In fact, we invite parents to be involved in your child’s schooling. Last year, we had more than 13,000 parent volunteers active on our campuses, and we hope to see them all return again this year. Please visit our website,, to learn more about all of the ways you can get involved and support your child’s learning.

We know that you have a choice on where you can send your children to school, and I thank you for choosing LISD. We are proud of what we have here in our district, and this year we want to share more great stories from our own students and staff with our community. You can look for stories on our campus and district websites – the first place people go when they want to know more about LISD. We will also be including more stories in the Weekly Insider, our e-newsletter that covers news and events throughout the district, and through our Facebook ( and Twitter (@LeanderISD) pages. I invite you to follow me on Twitter at @Bret_LISD or follow #LISDLeads to see the wonderful stories that are taking shape all over the district. Please follow us and show your support for LISD.

It is a privilege for us to teach your children. Together, we can ensure that all of our students exit our system with a passion for learning, without anything but themselves determining their success. This is who we are and this is our promise — We’re Leander ISD, and we’re leading to a bright future.