BOARD SELECTS LONE FINALIST FOR SUPERINTENDENT

The Burkburnett Independent School District Board of Trustees, at its October 15th meeting, named BISD Administrator Dr. Brad Owen, Assistant Superintendent for Administrative Services, as lone finalist for Superintendent of Schools.  By law, the Board must now wait 21 days before voting to hire Dr. Owen to be the new Superintendent for Burkburnett ISD.  Dr. Owen is slated to replace out-going Superintendent Dr. Tylor Chaplin. 

The Board has followed a lengthy process in determining the finalist.  In August, the Board hired Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) Executive Search Services to direct the search.  TASB consultants met with staff and requested community input to discuss leadership qualities of the new Superintendent.  The profile developed from these meetings was the yardstick used by the Board and consultants in evaluating the applicants for the position. 

The Board selected six applicants for an initial interview and then two applicants were invited back for a second interview.  It is anticipated the Board will vote to offer a contract to Dr. Owen on November 5th.  Dr. Owen has served in a variety of roles in Burkburnett ISD during his 24 year tenure. 

Board President Frank Andrajack stated, “The Board would like to thank the citizens of Burkburnett as well the staff of BISD for their input and support throughout this process. Your input was key to our evaluation and decision process. 

As the BISD Board of Trustees completed this very thorough evaluation of potential candidates, it was exceedingly clear Dr. Brad Owen was the choice to lead our district. His vision and history of dedication to BISD will provide great leadership as we continue to transform learning to inspire ALL students in an ever changing world.  It is truly an exciting time for BISD as well the community of Burkburnett.

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Our goal at Burkburnett Independent School District is to help all students succeed at each grade level and graduate from high school well equipped for the next level of their educational journey.

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  • Understands the value of holding oneself to high standards,
  • Is self-reflective,
  • Is motivated and determined to persist in the face of difficulty, and
  • Will make a positive impact on his/her community and the world.

VISION: Transforming learning to inspire ALL students in an ever-changing world

MISSION: An environment of exploration where WE: discover the value of learning, increase passion, and maximize potential


Students are our top priority.  Therefore, we believe:

  • Formal education is a beginning; a tool to be utilized as students endeavor to pursue their individual passions
  • Everyone should be afforded the same educational opportunities dedicated to unlocking their unique purpose and potential
  • All students can be inspired to become productive risk-takers and problem-solvers
  • In attracting, retaining, developing and empowering professionals who inspire and create a passion for lifelong learning in all students
  • Education should occur in a safe, secure, and nurturing environment, conducive to learning
  • Learning best occurs through effective collaboration among students, parents and guardians, educators, and the community as active, engaged participants
  • Technology and next generation learning should be embraced and utilized appropriately  

Burk is proud to be a one-to-one district!

At Burkburnett ISD, we strive to provide our students with the tools they need to enhance their learning. Education is ever-evolving, which is why every student, K-12, is provided with an iPad, or Chromebook, to promote 21st century readiness.  


Our staff is dedicated to making our schools exceptional places to learn.  We believe we can ensure this outcome by building supportive, positive relationships in a culture of academic excellence.  All of us - from teachers, custodians, cafeteria workers, administrators, maintenance crew, instructional aides, computer technicians, office personnel and all other staff - are a team focused on supporting the continued academic and personal growth of each student.

We need one more very important part in our work and that partner is YOU.  The success of our education system depends on our ability to continue building strong partnerships with businesses, families and community members.  Working together, all of us have an important role in preparing our students for their future.


A STAAR Score does not define a student!


Burkburnett ISD believes the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) is only a snapshot of one point in time in a student's academic career. A STAAR score does not define a student, is not a predictor of college or work-force readiness, and does not provide an accurate accounting of a child's learning and achievement. Assessment and accountability are important to all of us, but BISD believes the STAAR is not a test that should guide decisions about children or their learning. The STAAR is designed for rank ordering students and our students are much more to us than just a number. 

 

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