Serving as Superintendent for the Taylor Independent School District beginning January 2017, Keith A. Brown is responsible for the daily operations of Taylor ISD’s campuses, students, employees and overall district success. Since joining the District, Brown has familiarized himself with the Campus and District initiatives. He has met with many of the TISD staff, visited every campus and department in TISD. He has met with community members, business leaders as well as local elected officials. Additionally, Brown has met with the TISD Program Management and Construction Team on the current Bond Construction Projects. Several of the projects have just broken ground and lots of dirt is moving. These are exciting times for Taylor ISD and the Taylor community.
Prior to coming to Taylor ISD, Brown served as Superintendent for Bay City ISD beginning in 2008. Brown brought much success to BCISD during his tenure. Bay City Schools earned many Academic Achievements and Texas Education Agency Distinctions under Brown’s leadership. In 2013, Brown earned the highest honor and was named Superintendent of the Year for the State of Texas by Texas Association of School Boards.
In 2011, Brown led Bay City ISD in the successful district reorganization and reduction in force as a result of declining enrollment, existing Bay City High School facility issues, postponed economic development, and reduced funding by the legislature. The end result of the district reorganization allowed BCISD to maintain and expand academic and extracurricular programs, increase the district fund balance while updating and expanding technology, and implementing improvements in building and grounds maintenance district-wide. The employees of Bay City ISD received pay increases of more than 26% over the school years of 2009-2016. In November 2016, Brown led the District to a $124 Million successful Bond Election that will provide a new junior high school, two new elementary schools, remodel an elementary school, and build new football/soccer and baseball stadiums. The completed bond program will serve the district and the community well for the next forty years or more.
Prior to joining Bay City ISD, Brown served as the superintendent of Thrall ISD, a rural district in Southeast Williamson County from January 2004 to May 2008. Prior to that, Brown served a number of roles with increasing responsibility in Rivercrest ISD located in both Red River and Titus Counties in northeast Texas from August 1992- January 2004; including: High School Principal, Interim Assistant High School Principal, Athletic Director, Head Football Coach, Head Girls Basketball Coach, Head Girls Track Coach, Head Softball Coach, Head Diving Coach and Head Junior High Football, Basketball and Track Coach. He also taught US History, Career Skills, Health, DAEP, ISS, Elementary and High School Physical Education. Brown served as a substitute bus driver from 1992-2008 in Rivercrest ISD and Thrall ISD. He also trained bus drivers to enable them to obtain Commercial Drivers Licenses from 1994-2004 at Rivercrest ISD.
Brown’s career started in 1991 as an assistant Football and Track Coach at Shawnee Mission North High School in the Shawnee Mission Unified School District located in Overland Park Kansas. Brown was mentored by Shawnee Mission North Hall of Fame Coaches: Bob Stauffer, Merlin Gish and Bernie Wagner.
Brown holds a B.A. in Physical Education from Mid America Nazarene College and an M.S. in Educational Administration from Texas A&M - Commerce. He has currently been accepted to the Doctoral program of Educational Administration at Texas A&M- Commerce to complete his academic degree path.
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