Bastrop ISD Taps Brown to Lead Bastrop Intermediate School
(Bastrop) – Bastrop ISD announces Daniel Brown as the new Principal of Bastrop Intermediate School effective July 1.
“I appreciate the opportunity to lead the BIS campus and to serve the Bastrop community in this way,” said Brown. “I know there is hard work ahead of us, but I am confident the students, staff, and our supportive community are all up to the task.”
Brown began his career in public education in Northside ISD in San Antonio. At Oliver Wendell Holmes High School, he taught social studies, coached football, and assisted with the implementation of a Professional Learning Community model for the campus. He made the move to Cedar Creek High School in Bastrop ISD in 2011, where he served as a teacher, coach, and an administrative intern. He taught social studies and assisted with professional development planning and delivery, as well as project based learning implementation.
Beginning in 2015, Brown served as Assistant Principal at Bastrop Middle School. His responsibilities included overseeing campus behavior, testing, and textbooks. He also was primary Summer School Principal, overseeing interventions and STAAR testing. In addition, he chaired committees on attendance and Positive Behavior Intervention Support.
“Daniel Brown is positive, resourceful and highly motivated, and we are proud that he will have the opportunity to lead Bastrop Intermediate School,” said Superintendent Steve Murray. “His experience in teaching, coaching, and as an assistant principal right here in Bastrop ISD give him a unique perspective that will allow him to bring structure and renewed energy to BIS. We look forward to supporting him in those efforts and seeing positive results.”
Brown has a Bachelor of Arts in Social Science as well as a Master’s degree in Educational Administration, both from Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas. He and his wife of four years, Joanna, have one son.
Looking to the new school year, Brown added, “I look forward to meeting our students and staff and welcoming our families into the process of making BIS a great place to learn and teach. We are going to foster a strong culture of accountability and ownership of BIS among all the members of our campus community. That’s my goal.”
Bastrop Intermediate School is home to approximately 735 students in grades 5 and 6. Enrollment is expected to reach 760 students at the start of the 2017-2018 school year. Bastrop ISD is located 30 miles southeast of Austin and serves approximately 10,600 students from the communities of Bastrop, Cedar Creek, Red Rock, Rockne, Paige and other rural areas of Bastrop County.