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. During Brown’s tenure Taylor ISD has increased the General Fund Balance by $4,178,518. Teachers have received at least a 14.2% pay increase since 2017. All employees have received at least a 9.5% pay increase since 2017. As of 7/1/20 all Taylor ISD employment pay groups are competitive with schools in ESC 13.  All employees are eligible for district paid health insurance. Brown has also enhanced Curriculum Support for All campuses resulting in the Districts Academic ranking improving on the A-F rating system from a “C” to a “B” rating. Student enrollment in Career and Technology Education has increased from 805 students in 2017 to 1125 students in 2019. Taylor ISD is now partnering with Peterbuilt to start the first Peterbuilt / ISD partnership in the United Sates to provide a Diesel Mechanics program. Brown is focused on ensuring that Taylor ISD students are College, Career or Military Ready upon graduation. 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 is currently in the Doctoral program of Educational Administration at Texas A&M- Commerce working to complete his academic degree path.

Individual Honors & Recognition:

2018 School Research Nexus Elite Symposia

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