Our Superintendent

Dr. Robert O'Connor's
Biography
 
 
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Sharyland has a rich tradition of excellence and I want to continue to build on these traditions.  I believe one of my strengths is my daily energy and enthusiasm complimented by a broad diversity of experience.  I have taught at all grade level campuses from Elementary through High School.  Overall, I have 15 years administrative experience, 10 years as a Superintendent.  This experience has allowed me to gain knowledge in all aspects of educational leadership.

My wife, Kerri, and I have both been public educators for over 24 years. We have two children, Kristen, currently practicing family law in California and married to Drew, a SpaceX Engineer. Our youngest, Carolyn, is a freshman at Harvard University.

I have been intricately involved in district finances over the past 13 years.  In my leadership roles in three different districts, I have been involved in three successful bond programs, three successful tax rate elections, three building programs which included two athletic facilities, additions/renovations to facilities and the construction of a new High School.

Along with a strong financial background, I bring a vast amount of experience as an instructional leader.  In multiple districts, after a collaborative effort, we improved two low-performing high school campuses that are now recognized in U.S. News and World Report as being among the top performing campuses in the nation.  The focus is to develop the whole child and help prepare our students for their futures.

I received my Doctorate in Education at Texas A&M Commerce where I was recognized as the Doctoral Student of the Year.  In recent years, I have presented often at State and National educational conferences on a variety of topics.  I am an active member of multiple professional organizations including Texas Association of Mid-Size Schools, the Texas Association of Suburban/Mid-Urban Schools and the Texas Association of School Administrators.  I believe as educators we must continue to grow professionally and share our gifts with each other.

I look forward to working with the community and staff as we build a vision for the future of our children in Sharyland ISD.  I would like to dedicate the rest of my career ensuring that Sharyland ISD exceeds all of our expectations.  Together by providing leadership, building relationships, and maintaining our focus on students, we can continue to build a bright future for the students of Sharyland ISD.