BISD Board

Burkburnett Independent School District

Welcome...

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

 



Board Members...

 

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Vice-President Jimmy Beeson, Place 1

Re-elected 2022; term expires May, 2025

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 Operational Art and Science through the USAF Air University's Air Command & Staff College Online Masters Program (ACSC-OLMP).

Jimmy is currently the Director of Business Operations (DBO), 82d Contracting Squadron, Sheppard AFB,TX. He was recognized as the Air Education & Training Command DBO of the Year for 2020 and 2021, Air Force level Outstanding Contracting Civilian (GS-12 & Above) for 2011, the Second Air Force Civilian (Supervisory Cat II) of the Year for 2011, 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, Maddie, and Joshua. Mindy is the Director of Children's Ministry / Worship Leader at First Baptist Church, Burkburnett. Caleb, Maddie and Joshua have a combined 21 years remaining in the BISD.


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Secretary Robin Bachert, Place 2

Re-elected 2022; term expires May 2025

Robin is originally from New Milford, New Jersey. Both she and her husband are retired from the United States Air Force. After many moves, they decided to make Burkburnett home with their 3 boys: Connor, a graduate of Oklahoma Panhandle State University; Jacob, a graduate of Texas Tech University and Justin, a freshman at Oklahoma State University. All 3 are graduates of Burkburnett High School.

While on active duty she earned Associate Degrees in Avionic Systems Technology, Instructor of Military Science and General Studies. She also earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Technology from Southern Illinois University and after retirement went on to obtain her Master’s Degree in Management from The University of Management and Technology.

Robin is honored to be serving her second 3-year term as a trustee. Prior to her first term she was a substitute for BISD working in all grade levels. While her boys were students in BISD she was a dedicated volunteer for the organizations that her boys were a part of to include Booster Clubs, PTOs, Campus Improvement Teams and Project Graduation. She was Co-Chair of the Capital Improvement Advisory Committee that produced the $47.1 million BISD School Bond Proposal in 2015. She has served on the BISD District of Innovation Committee from 2016-2017 and is currently serving on the BISD Visioning Panel since 2018 that is doing extensive work towards a Community Base Accountability System (CBAS). Currently, Robin is a team member at the Burkburnett Boys and Girls Club Thrift Store. Additionally, she serves on the Burkburnett Boys and Girls Club Board of Trustees as the Secretary.


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Board Member Terry Klipp,  Place 3
Master Trustee

Re-Elected 2022; term expires May, 2025

Terry grew up in Trenton, a small town in North Central Missouri and moved to Burkburnett in 1987. Terry is honored to be serving her sixth term as a member of the Burkburnett ISD Board of Education. She is a Master Trustee graduate of the 2008 Leadership program of the Texas Association of School Boards (LTASB) where she is a lifetime member. 

Terry is a graduate of Midwestern State University(MSU) with a Master of Public Administration degree and a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science degree with an emphasis in Economics, Business, and Political Science. She is a Lifetime member of the MSU Alumni Association. Terry’s professional career included the Texas Department of Human Services and the North Texas Area of United Way.  

Terry is married to Mike, a retired Chief Gunner’s Mate in the United States Navy. Together they enjoy their blended family, several of whom graduated from Burkburnett ISD.  She continues to be involved in volunteer service in her Church and Community. Her commitment to our students and staff is summed up in this phrase #AllMeansALL

 


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Board Member Frank Andrajack, Place 4
Master Trustee

Re-elected 2020; term expires May, 2023

Frank was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming and raised in a military family. He was fortunate to be able to attend Burkburnett ISD for the majority of his public education, Sheppard-Burk Elementary (Tower Elementary), Burkburnett Junior High School, and Burkburnett High School. Frank graduated from BISD as part of the great class of 1976. His wife of 44 years, Laura, as well as his children, Josh, Julie, & Jake, were students at BISD from kindergarten thru 12th grade. His 8 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 his, as well as, his family’s life.

Frank graduated from Midwestern State University in 1979 with a degree in Radiologic Sciences. His 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.

He is a 2017 graduate of Leadership TASB, receiving the distinction of Master Trustee.
In his life of faith, in his family, in his employment, and in his tenure as a trustee of BISD, he considers himself a servant leader. Commitment to and empowerment of those in my circle of influence, is a big part of what drives him.


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Board Member Les Healton, Place 5
Master Trustee

Re-elected 2020; term expires May, 2023

Les is serving his second 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 2019 graduate of Burkburnett High School and a 2022 graduate of Texas Tech University.

Les has been employed for 26 years at Sheppard Air Force Base at the 80th FTW supporting the Euro Nato Joint Jet PIlot Training program.

He is the Lead Hydraulic, Tire & Brake specialist; currently Employed by M1 Support Services.

He is a member of First Baptist Church in Burkburnett.

"You have to build a path for your child, not a child for YOUR path" Brad McCoy


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President Keith Myers, Place 6
Master Trustee

Re-elected May, 2021; term expires May, 2024

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. Matthew graduated in 2021 and is attending the University of Texas. Kamryn and Andrew are in high school and Nathan is in middle school.

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 any parent could ask for.


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Board Member Doug Smith, Place 7

Re-elected May, 2021; term expires May, 2024

Doug has lived in Burkburnett for the past 25 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, Wichita County Junior Livestock Association board member/Cattle Superintendent, 4-H leader, Eagle Scout Review Board Chairman, and Burkburnett Housing Authority.

Doug is the owner and operator of Double D’s One Stop, Scott’s Shots and Ultra Auto Wash located in Burkburnett. Doug and Cari have three children, Kylee, Kaci, and Kennedy, a 9th grader her in Burkburnett. Cari is a teacher and coach for Burkburnett High School.

 


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Brad Owen, Superintendent

Hello, I am excited to be the Superintendent of Schools for BISD. I have been with BISD for the last 24 years and have served in many different capacities. I began my career with BISD teaching Integrated Physics/Chemistry and Chemistry for 9 years. I also coached varsity football and served as the head power-lifting coach during this time. I then moved into administration and served as the vice principal at BHS. I then spent 10 years as a campus principal at both BMS and BHS. Prior to being named Superintendent of Schools, I served as the Executive Director of Innovative Learning and Technology and the Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services.

I am a 1991 graduate of BHS and received my Bachelor's degree from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. I then received my Master's from Midwestern State University in 2003. I obtained my Doctorate in Organizational Leadership and Development from Grand Canyon University in 2018. I have been married to my beautiful wife Linda for 19 years. We have one amazing daughter, DeLaney, who is 18 and is a Senior this year at BHS. I like to be in the outdoors and love spending time with family and friends.  

I firmly believe in the critical need to build relationships and strong, healthy cultures in our schools.  I agree with Rita Pierson's words that "Every child deserves a champion... an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists they become the best they can possibly be" (watch the video below, trust me, it's worth it). I believe in high levels of learning for ALL students and know the socio-emotional aspect of a child's development is just as important as the academic side. As superintendent of BISD, we want to promote and inspire a culture of purpose and trust based on a moral imperative to do what is best for the academic and developmental needs of ALL learners. I look forward to partnering with you to ensure BISD continues to offer the exemplary learning opportunities we have come to expect. Do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have questions.