A Portrait of Keith Brown, Superintendent

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 worked with the TISD Program Management and Construction Team to complete all building projects approved by the 2015 Taylor ISD Bond Election. 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.

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. Before 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 is currently participating in the Doctoral program of Educational Administration at Texas A&M- Commerce to complete his academic degree path.

Individual Honors & Recognition:

  • 2018 Member School Resource Nexus Elite Symposium 
  • 2016 Bay City Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture Board Immediate Past Chair
  • 2016 Bay City Country Club Board of Directors Second Vice President
  • 2015 Texas Association of School Administrators Mentor Superintendent
  • 2015 Bay City Country Club Board of Directors
  • 2015 Bay City Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture Board Chairman
  • 2014 Bay City Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture Board Chair Elect
  • 2013 Texas Association of School Boards Superintendent of the Year
  • 2013 Bay City Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture Board Secretary
  • 2013 Jack Wiech Fellow Bay City Lions Club
  • 2012 Elected to the Bay City Texas Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
  • 2012 Bay City & Matagorda County Boys and Girls Club Helping Hand Award
  • 2011 ESC Six C-Scope Superintendent of the Year
  • 2010 Director in Bay City Lions Club
  • 2009 Director in Bay City Lions Club
  • 2009 Appreciation Award Bay City High School FFA
  • 2006 Honorary Chapter FFA Degree Thrall High School
  • 2005 Texas Association of School Boards Convention Presenter
  • 2002 Distinguished Title 1 High School Principal
  • 2002 Exemplary High School Principal
  • 2001 Exemplary High School Principal
  • 2000 Exemplary High School Principal
  • 1999 Honorary Chapter FFA Degree Rivercrest High School
  • 1998 Who’s Who among American Educators
  • 1997 District 11-AA Softball Coach of the Year
  • 1996 District 18-AA Softball Coach of the Year
  • 1995 Red River Valley Football Coach of the Year
  • 1982 Shawnee Kansas Chamber of Commerce Citizen of Valor

Current Professional Associations:

  • Texas Association of School Administrators
  • Association of Texas Professional Educators
  • American Association of School Administrators

Past Professional Associations:

  • Texas High School Coaches Association
  • The American Football Coaches Association
  • Texas Association of Basketball Coaches
  • Texas Girls Coaches Association
  • Texas Association of Secondary School Principals
Alumni Associations:
  • Shawnee Mission North High School
  • Butler Community College, KS
  • Southern Arkansas University
  • Mid America Nazarene College
  • Texas A&M – Commerce
Letterman’s Clubs:
  • Butler Community College, KS - Football
  • Southern Arkansas University Football