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Retiring Fort Bend ISD Superintendent Charles Dupre will join the full-time TASA staff as Deputy Executive Director, Member Engagement and Support, on September 1, 2021.

Dr. Dupre, who most recently served TASA as vice president in 2020-21, has also represented Region 4 on the TASA Executive Committee and on the TASA Commissioner’s Cabinet. He also was an active member of the TASA 2025 Task Force, a group of TASA members from across the state that developed the TASA Strategic Framework.

“Charles is one of the most respected and admired public school leaders in Texas,” said TASA Executive Director Kevin Brown. “For many years, he has been recognized and honored as an innovative superintendent who has strong relationships across the state. As a champion for public education, his commitment to children and to the profession is clear to all who know him. He is the perfect person to expand and deepen the support we provide to members, and all of us in the TASA family are thrilled with his addition to our family.”

Dupre has served as superintendent of both Pflugerville and Fort Bend ISDs. Under his leadership since 2013, FBISD has seen notable growth in student achievement and increased opportunities for all students, including traditionally underrepresented groups. In 2018, the district was awarded the H-E-B Excellence in Education Award as the best school district in the large district category, and Dupre was named the Region 4 Superintendent of the Year and finalist for Texas Superintendent of the Year in 2019. While serving in Pflugerville ISD, he was named the Region 13 Superintendent of the Year and was chosen as a finalist for Texas Superintendent of the Year in 2012.

Dupre received his BBA with a major in Accounting from Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas, and his Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from the University of Houston. He received his doctorate in educational leadership from Lamar University in Beaumont.

Other Staff Changes

As previously announced, Dr. Jill Siler, currently superintendent of Gunter ISD, will join the full-time TASA staff as TASA Deputy Executive Director, Professional Learning, on September 1.

Brown added: “We are also thrilled that our beloved Dr. Brandon Core, who moved out of state during the pandemic, will continue to serve TASA in the critical role of TASA Associate Executive Director, Professional Learning and Member Engagement. He will work on a part-time basis at his request so that he will be freed up to pursue his passion for his writing and social media platform, Unbinded Life. Although most of his work will be done remotely, we will still see him at major TASA functions. For years, he has worked closely with Dr. Dupre and Dr. Siler, and the three of them will make a great team.”