FORT BEND ISD (July 9, 2019) – Fort Bend ISD Superintendent of Schools Dr. Charles Dupre is among 19 superintendents named regional winners of the 2019 Superintendent of the Year award, sponsored by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB). Dr. Dupre is the 2019 Region 4 Superintendent of the Year. Region 4 comprises 48 public school districts, 37 open-enrollment charter schools, and represents more than 1.2 million students, 97,000 educators and 1,500 campuses.

The awards program has recognized exemplary superintendents for excellence and achievement in educational leadership since 1984. Candidates are chosen for their strong leadership skills, dedication to improving educational quality, ability to build effective employee relations, student performance, and commitment to public involvement in education. Local nominees are submitted to a regional selection committee, which chooses one nominee to send to the state selection committee.

“Throughout Dr. Dupre’s six years as superintendent, Fort Bend ISD has developed a solid foundation for success, with a clear focus on educating the whole child,” said FBISD Board President Jason Burdine. “The District has seen significant growth in student achievement and has significantly increased opportunities for all our students, including traditionally underrepresented groups. Dr. Dupre is a great supporter of our students and staff, and exemplifies what we work to instill in our students – the attributes of our Profile of a Graduate.”

The state committee will interview regional winners in Austin on August 23-24 and select five state finalists. The Superintendent of the Year will be announced September 21 at the 2019 Texas Association of School Administrators/Texas Association of School Boards convention in Dallas.

TASB is a nonprofit association established in 1949 to serve local public school boards. School board members are the largest group of publicly elected officials in the state. The districts they represent serve more than 5.34 million students.

For more information contact: Fort Bend ISD Communications, 281-634-1100 | [email protected].