Spring, Texas – May 21, 2019: Klein ISD Superintendent Dr. Bret Champion has announced his departure from the Klein ISD.

In an email sent Tuesday evening, Dr. Champion announced that he will be leaving Klein ISD to lead a school district in Medford, Oregon beginning July 1, 2019, three years to the day he was named Superintendent.

Full Letter:

“Dear Klein ISD Family and Community,

It is with a full heart that I announce that I will be leaving Klein ISD to lead the Medford, Oregon school district, beginning July 1, 2019.

This decision was not an easy one, as the Klein community is a wonderful place to live and learn, with strong people bringing our shared vision to life for students every day. With both our boys recently graduating college and after a personal medical scare (all is well, thank goodness), I began to consider my next chapter as an educator and person. In that context, when I learned of the job in Medford, it seemed like an interesting next step.

Because of the remarkable people in Klein ISD, the district is in great hands, and I am confident that the wonderful work of ensuring that EVERY student enters with a promise and exits with a purpose will continue. My family and I will remain forever grateful to the Klein ISD family for sharing this outstanding district with us these past three years. It has been an honor to walk alongside you on this journey.


Bret ”

“We appreciate the great work for students accomplished during Dr. Champion’s tenure and wish him and his new school district in Oregon continued success.” – Georgan Reitmeier, President Klein ISD Board of Trustees.

The Klein ISD Board of Trustees says they have already begun their search for a new Superintendent with hopes to have a lone finalist in early June.

“Just as the legacies of our long-time remarkable leaders including the late Dr. Don Collins and Dr. Jim Cain live on in our staff today, so shall the excellent work of our current team through our next superintendent,” said Reitmeier.