Welcome to the Burkburnett Independent School District's School Board and thank you for your interest. We offer students a school environment that is abundant with individual attention. The professional and nurturing faculty provides a challenging academic program in a vibrant environment. Students are offered and encouraged to participate in many opportunities to achieve their potential through academics and extra curricular activities.
Equally important, we envision Burkburnett ISD to be more than an educational institution, but a community where students, parents, staff, teachers, board members and our community share the same high level of commitment and vision for the school.
We welcome your comments and suggestions on how we can improve our school district. Please do not hesitate to contact us. Thank you for your interest and support of Burkburnett ISD.
Board of Trustee Election Information
Individuals interested in running for School Board in the May 2, 2020 election may sign up from January 15, 2020 –February 14, 2020 in the BISD administration building, 100 N. Ave. D, 8:00am-4:00pm Monday-Friday. The office will be open until 5:00pm on February 14.
The next election for the Board of Trustees will be held in May, 2021.
Board places up for election are:
Place 6-Keith Myers
Place 7-Doug Smith
**Forms will be added as they become necessary and available**
- Requirements and eligibility for board of trustees candidacy
- Notice of Deadline to File
- Election Packet Cover Letter
- Election Calendar
- Election Application
- Appt of Campaign Treasurer
- Campaign Finance Report
Board Member Jimmy Beeson, Place 1
Re-elected 2019; term expires May, 2022
James (Jimmy) L. Beeson Jr. is serving his second term as a BISD Board Trustee.
Jimmy was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Education,from the University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond Oklahoma, and a Master of Military OperationalArt and Science through the USAF Air University's Air Command & Staff College Online Masters Program (ACSC-OLMP).
Jimmy began his career as a "Copper Cap" intern at Sheppard AFB, TX. He is the Chief, Base/Specialized Acquisition Flight, 82d Contracting Squadron, Sheppard AFB,TX. He was recognized as the Air Force level Outstanding Contracting Civilian (GS-12 & Above) for 2011, the Second Air Force Civilian (Supervisory Cat II) of the Year for 2011, Air Education & Training Command Professional Courage Award recipient for 2010, and the Oklahoma City-Air Logistics Center Contracting Civilian of the Year (GS-12 and above) for 2008.
Jimmy is married to Mindy L. Beeson and lives in Burkburnett, Texas. He has three children, Caleb(11), Maddie(9),and Joshua (6). Mindy is the Director of Children's Ministry at First Baptist Church, Burkburnett. Caleb, Maddie and Joshua have a combined 30 years remaining in the BISD.
Board Member Robin Bachert, Place 2
Elected 2019; term expires May, 2022
I am originally from New Milford, New Jersey. Both my husband Jeff and I retired from the Air Force, and after many moves, decided Burkburnett is where we wanted to stay and make our home with our three boys: Connor, a Junior at Oklahoma Panhandle State University; Jacob, a Junior at Texas Tech University and Justin, a Sophomore at Burkburnett High School.
While on active duty I earned Associate Degrees in Avionic Systems Technology, Instructor of Technology and Military Science and General Studies. I also earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Technology from Southern Illinois University and after retirement, went on to obtain my Master’s Degree in Management from The University of Management and Technology.
I have been a substitute teacher for 10 years in the BISD, working in all grade levels. I have been a dedicated volunteer for the organizations and schools that my boys were a part of to include Booster Clubs, PTOs, Campus Improvement Teams and Project Graduation. I was Co-Chair of the Capital Improvement Advisory Committee that produced the $47.1 million BISD School Bond Proposal in 2015. I served on the BISD District of Innovation Committee from 2016-2017 and I am currently serving on the BISD Visioning Panel that began in 2018. Additionally, I am serving on the Burkburnett Boys and Girls Club Board of Directors.
Vice President Terry Klipp, Place 3
Re-Elected 2019; term expires May, 2022
I am a graduate of Midwestern State University (MSU): BAAS. Economics, Political Science and Business; Master of Arts Degree, Public Administration. My husband, Mike, is a retired U.S. Navy Chief Gunner's Mate. Together we enjoy our blended family of children and grandchildren, several of whom graduated from Burkburnett ISD. We are members of St. Jude Catholic Church.
My professional career included Texas Department of Human Service, Case Analyst retired 2000; North Texas Area United Way, Resource Development Director, retired 2002.
As a 2008 graduate of the Leadership Program of the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB), I served as a Master Trustee and am a Lifetime member of the Leadership TASB Alumni Association. I am also a Lifetime member of the MSU Alumni Association. I have been privileged to serve in many volunteer opportunities with area non-profit organizations through the 27 years I have lived in Burkburnett.
President Frank Andrajack, Place 4
Re-elected 2020; term expires May, 2023
I was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming and raised in a military family. I was fortunate that I was able to attend Burkburnett ISD for the majority of my public education, Sheppard-Burk Elementary (Tower Elementary), Burkburnett Junior High School, and Burkburnett High School. I graduated from BISD as part of the great class of 1976. My wife Laura of 41 years, as well as my children, Josh, Julie, & Jake, were students at BISD from kindergarten thru 12th grade. My 6 grandchildren are enrolled, or will be when they are of age, in the Burkburnett school system. BISD has been and will continue to be an important part of mine as well my family’s life.
I graduated from Midwestern State University in 1979 with a degree in Radiologic Sciences. My employment history includes Wichita General Hospital 1979-1987, The Methodist Hospital in Houston, Tx while attending the Baylor College of Medicine Fellowship in Magnetic Resonance Imaging, the United Diagnostic Center in Wichita Falls 1989-2002, and The MRI Center @ OSTC 2002-present.
In my life of faith, in my family, in my employment, and in my tenure as a trustee of BISD, I consider myself a servant leader. Commitment to and empowerment of those in my circle of influence, is a big part of what drives me.
Board Member Les Healton, Place 5
Re-elected 2020; term expires May, 2023
Les is serving his first term as a BISD Board Trustee. He is a 1984 graduate of Burkburnett High School. Les and his Wife, Melinda, have one daughter, Alexes, who is a junior at Burkburnett High School.
Les has been employed for 21 years at Sheppard Air Force Base 8- FTW, supporting the ENJJPT program and a lead hydraulic, tire, and brake specialist. He is currently working for M1 Support Services.
Currently, Les is a member of First Bank and is actively involved in the Burkburnett FFA. He is a past president of the Burkburnett FFA Booster Club.
"You have to build a path for your child, not a child for YOUR path." Brad McCoy
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- Contact: Les.Healton@burkburnettisd.org
Secretary Keith Myers, Place 6
Re-elected May, 2018; term expires May, 2021
Keith grew up in a small community of Rhineland, Texas and graduated from Munday ISD in 1995. He attended Midwestern State University and graduated in 1999 with a Bachelor of Business Administration/Accounting. He married a Burkburnett native Shannon Norris in 2001. They moved to Burkburnett in 2005 so that their kids could attend Burkburnett ISD. Keith and his wife Shannon now have four kids: Matthew, Kamryn, Andrew, and Nathan. All four will be attending Burkburnett ISD this year.
Keith has served on several boards in Burkburnett including: Chamber of Commerce-past president, Burkburnett Development Corporation-past president, and Burkburnett Boys and Girls Club. He also served as president of the Sunrise Optimist Club in Wichita Falls. He is a member of St. Jude's Catholic Church and is also a member of Knights of Columbus.
He and his wife Shannon currently own and operate Sign-On Enterprises located downtown in Burkburnett. When elected to the board in 2015 Keith's kids had a combined 37 years of BISD school life ahead of them. The school is the reason they moved to Burkburnett and Keith is eager to do his part to make BISD the best learning environment and parent could ask for.
Board Member Doug Smith, Place 7
Re-elected May, 2018; term expires May, 2021
Doug is currently serving his second term as a BISD Board trustee.
Doug has lived in Burkburnett for the past 18 years. He graduated from Iowa Park CISD in 1985. Doug furthered his education with a Bachelors of Agriculture Education with a minor in Agriculture Economics from Texas Tech in 1990.
He has affiliations, recognitions and honors in Burkburnett Lions Club, Burkburnett Roustabouts, Burkburnett Chamber and past board member, Wichita County Junior Livestock Assoc. board member/Cattle Superintendent, 4-H leader and Eagle Scout Review Board Chairman.
Doug is the owner and operator of "Double D's One Stop" located in Burkburnett since 1998. Doug and Cari have three children. Cari is a teacher and coach for Burkburnett High School. Kylee is a sophomore at the University of Louisiana Lafayette, Kaci is an 11th grader at Burkburnett High School and Kennedy a second grader here in Burkburnett.
Derek Citty, Interim Superintendent
My name is Derek Citty and I am the Interim Superintendent of Burkburnett Independent School District. I look forward to partnering with the staff and community to provide the very best education possible for the students of our excellent school district.
Prior to my retirement from Aledo ISD, I worked for over thirty-four years in a variety of roles across five school districts in Oklahoma and Texas. My background includes positions as Teacher, Coach, High School Administrator, Personnel Director, Assistant Superintendent and District Superintendent.
My role as interim is to continue our progress academically and add my experience to that effort. I am particularly impressed with the development and successful implementation of the BISD COVID – 19 Plan. It has been tremendously encouraging that a large majority of students have returned to their campus while serving all others virtually as this epidemic, hopefully, is coming to the end in the near future. My hat is off to staff, students, school board and community for making this happen!
It has been a pleasure to work with outgoing Superintendent Dr.Tylor Chaplin. Burkburnett has been blessed to have him as our superintendent and I observed, firsthand, how much you will miss him with the goodbyes he was given last week. He is truly student and staff focused and provided wonderful leadership to this school district over the past four plus years. I would like to thank Dr. Chaplin for working to make my transition as smooth as possible. I join with the rest of the community in wishing him the very best as he begins his new position in Brenham ISD.
Over the next two months or so you will see me at school events and I look forward to meeting you at our many activities. Thanks for your support to Burkburnett ISD schools and have a great 2020-21 school year!