At the Oct. 26 Dripping Springs ISD Board of Trustees meeting, Mr. Brett Springston was unanimously approved as the interim superintendent for Dripping Springs ISD until a permanent superintendent is hired.
Mr. Springston brings to the role 36 years of experience in education, including 11 years as a district-level leader and 15 years as a campus administrator. He served two stints as the Superintendent of Bartlett ISD (2011-13 and 2014-16) and was the Superintendent of Brownsville ISD from 2009-11. Most recently, he has stepped in as an interim superintendent for both Decatur ISD and Damon ISD.
"As a passionate advocate for children, Brett Springston is familiar with interim superintendent positions and understands the importance of supporting school districts during times of transition,” said DSISD Board President Carrie Kroll. “A skilled leader, Mr. Springston spent 11 years in superintendent-level roles in Brownsville ISD where he oversaw 7,300 employees and a budget of $496 million, and opened five new campuses. He is well aware of the challenges facing public education during the COVID pandemic and has the skillset necessary to guide DSISD during this unprecedented time. We are pleased to welcome him to the Tiger family."
Mr. Springston earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Tyler, his master’s degree from Sul Ross State University, and his superintendent’s certification from Prairie View A&M University.
Mr. Springston will begin in the district later this week and remain in this role through the end of the school year.