Leadership

DR. BRET CHAMPION
Superintendent
832.249.4173
bchampion1@kleinisd.net
Twitter: @KleinISDBret

Education

Dr. Champion received his Doctorate in Education (Ed.D.) from the University of Texas, his Master’s in Education (M.Ed.) from Texas State University, and his Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of Houston.

Biography

Dr. Bret A. Champion became Klein ISD’s Superintendent of Schools on July 1, 2016. He was the former superintendent for Leander ISD. His 23 year tenure in Leander ISD included positions as teacher, assistant principal, principal, and assistant superintendent.
Dr. Champion was a member of the second corps of Teach For America program, which recruits and trains teachers to serve in areas with persistent teacher shortages. His first teaching positions were in Houston, Texas, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Bret’s wife, Marcee, is an adjunct professor with the Lone Star College System and prior to that, she was an adjunct professor with Austin Community College. Their sons, Alan and Nicholas, are proud public school graduates and are attending college.

DR. JENNY MCGOWN
Deputy Superintendent
832.249.4291
jmcgown@kleinisd.net
Twitter: @jenny_mcgown

Areas of Responsibility
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Campus Safety & Support
  • School Leadership & Supervision
  • IT & Data Services
  • Special Programs
  • Research & Program Evaluation
  • Communications
Education

Dr. McGown attended Texas A&M University as a Dwight D. Eisenhower Scholar and received her Master’s and Doctorate in Education from Sam Houston State University.

Biography

Dr. Jenny McGown began her career in education in Uzbekistan, where her first students (mostly 15-year-old girls who were attending school for the first time!) captured her heart with their resilience and tenacious desire to learn. She returned to the States to teach English at Klein Collins High School and has since served as an administrator at both the elementary and secondary level. Dr. McGown was the founding principal of Zwink Elementary and led the campus to national recognition as a Model Professional Learning Community School and a State and National School of Character. Prior to serving as the Deputy Superintendent, she was the Chief Learning Officer and the executive director for student performance.
Outside of professional life, Jenny enjoys spending time with her wonderful husband, Brian, and awesome children, Joshua and Mary Claire. She and Brian are deeply involved in the work of Love 146, an international human rights organization committed to ending child trafficking. Jenny is an avid runner, reader and learner, having completed several marathons and devouring at least one new book a week! Originally from Boston and the daughter of an Australian father and a British mother, she loves to travel and explore.

ROBERT ROBERTSON
Associate Superintendent
832.249.4518
rrobertson1@kleinisd.net
Twitter: @KleinIsdRNR

Areas of Responsibility
  • Facility & School Services
  • Capital Projects
  • Energy Maintenance
  • Nutrition & Food Services
  • Plant Operations
  • Safety
  • Transportation
Education

Robert received a Bachelors of Engineering at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee and his Master's in Administrative Science from The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.

Biography

Upon graduation from Vanderbilt University Robert served in the United States Navy for six years as a surface warfare officer. His major tours included duty assignments as missile fire control officer on a guided missile destroyer and executive officer of Military Sealift Command Office - Port Canaveral supporting the early space shuttle missions. After leaving the service he joined The Service Master Company in 1983 beginning a 23 year career in facility management of educational institutions in public and higher education. He served in leadership capacities at the facility, district, region and corporate levels culminating in his final position as vice president of operations for the Premier Education business unit specializing in public K-12 districts with enrollment in excess of 25,000 students. In 2005, Robert left ARAMARK (acquired Service Master in 2003) and eventually returned to Houston Independent School District serving in the same capacity, general manager of facilities, he had served as a contract employee, but this time as a district employee. Eighteen months later, in July 2009, he came to Klein ISD as associate superintendent.
Robert and his wife, Leslie, have three grown children and seven grandchildren. Their son, Josh, graduated from Klein Oak High School and they currently have three grandchildren attending Klein ISD schools.

DANIEL SCHAEFER
Chief Financial Officer
832.249.4651
dschaefer1@kleinisd.net
Twitter: @KleinISDDan

Areas of Responsibility
  • Accounting
  • Budget
  • Purchasing
  • Tax Office
  • Warehouse
  • Risk Management
  • Benefits
  • Payroll
Education

BBA - Accounting
Biography

Daniel Schaefer became Klein ISD’s Chief Financial Officer in September 2018. He was the former Chief Finance and Governmental Affairs Officer for Brazosport ISD. Mr. Schaefer has over 20 years of experience in public accounting and finance with over half of those years serving public school districts. Prior to serving in public education, Mr. Schaefer spent ten years in public accounting performing audits and tax related services and became a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in 2000. Mr. Schaefer enjoys taking the “fear” out of “finance” by making information presented relevant and relatable to the audience.
Dan’s wife, Shannon, is a fitness instructor and manages the many activities of their children Kyle and Katy. Kyle is a finance major at Texas A&M University while Katy is a senior at Klein Collins and will attend Houston Baptist University in the fall of 2019.

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