Klein ISD Board Unanimously Names Jenny McGown As Finalist For Superintendent


Spring, Texas – June 7, 2019: The Klein ISD Board of Trustees unanimously voted to name Jenny McGown, Ed.D., as the finalist for the district’s next superintendent, during a meeting held on June 6. If selected, McGown will become the first female superintendent in KISD history.

The decision comes about after Superintendent Bret Champion formally resigned from the position over two weeks ago.

McGown is thrilled to have been selected and is humbled by the opportunity to continue to work with and lead the district that she has been a part of for the vast majority of her career.

“Klein is very blessed to have remarkable servant leaders at the board level and I’m grateful and very humbled by this opportunity and your confidence in me,” McGown said. “Today and every day, I am humbled to walk the path laid by courageous student-focused leaders like the late Dr. Don Collins, beloved retired superintendent Dr. Jim Cain and the innovative Dr. Bret Champion. These men have served this district well and I will always strive to honor their legacy.”

McGown first began her teaching career in Uzbekistan. Her students desire to learn and persevere served to further inspire McGown down the road of education.

From Uzbekistan, McGown returned to Texas where she began to teach English at Klein Collins High School. There she was named the Harris County Department of Education Teacher of the Month and the Klein Collins Teacher of the Year.

McGown’s career continued to grow as she transitioned into leadership roles serving as an assistant principal at Klein Collins High School and Benignus Elementary. She also served as associate principal at Brill Elementary, principal of Ehrhardt Elementary, and founding principal of Zwink Elementary.

Former Superintendent Bret Champion is in complete support of the decision to name McGown as the district’s next superintendent. Champion is excited to see the role go to a leader that has a proven track record of working with students to ensure great results.

“I believe our work in public education is paramount to the success of our great nation,” McGown said. “And despite being part of a profession that in some parts is not yet always lifted up and esteemed, I believe that it is a marvelous privilege to be a public school educator.”

Dr. McGown’s first day as Klein ISD superintendent of schools will be July 1, 2019 following the board vote three weeks from now on June 28.

 


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Volia Nikaci is a native New Yorker, writer, and journalist. She has a background in Broadcast Journalism & Political Science from CUNY Brooklyn College.