Greetings from the Superintendent
Dr. Don Stockton
Superintendent of Schools
Conroe Independent School District
Dr. Don Stockton was appointed Superintendent of Schools in August of 2003. Prior being named Superintendent, he served as Interim Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, Principal, Assistant Principal, Teacher, and Coach. Dr. Stockton has 32 years of experience in education, serving 30 of those years in Conroe ISD.
While in CISD, Dr. Stockton has served as principal of The Woodlands High School, McCullough Junior High School, and Knox Junior High School; and he was assistant principal at Oak Ridge High School, McCullough Junior High School, and Knox Junior High School. Prior to administration, he taught math and coached at both Conroe High School and Travis Junior High School. Dr. Stockton began his career in education as a math teacher in Lafayette, Indiana.
In addition to his District responsibilities as Superintendent, he volunteers on numerous educational and civic boards and committees, including Junior Achievement Board of Southeast Texas, Conroe/Lake Conroe Area Chamber of Commerce, The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce, The Greater Conroe Economic Development Council, the Education for Tomorrow Alliance, Montgomery County Food Bank, Montgomery County Public Health District Board, Assistance League of Montgomery County Advisory Board, The Woodlands Rotary , and Montgomery County United Way.
During his tenure, Conroe ISD received a Gold Leadership Circle Award by the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts five years in a row for financial transparency, the new Platinum Leadership Circle Award in its first year of existence, the Texas Honors Circle District Award for receiving a five-star rating from the Financial Allocation Study for Texas (FAST) for having high academic standards with spending efficiency five years in a row, and a 1-1 rating from Education Resource Group for Academic and Financial Performance five years in a row. In 2010, Dr. Stockton was featured on the FAST website for smart practices to raise the District completion rate. Under his leadership, Conroe ISD is the largest school district to ever receive an “Exemplary” Texas Education Agency (TEA) rating (2010).
Dr. Stockton was awarded the 2004 Texas Counseling Association Layperson Exemplary Service Award from counselors from the public school and private practice sectors throughout the state of Texas. He was named as the Educator of the Month for Texas School Business in March 2005. In March of 2007, Dr. Stockton was honored by Interfaith of The Woodlands at the annual Five Who Share banquet for his impact in the field of education. Dr. Stockton was named the Education Service Center Region VI Superintendent of the Year in 2007, Texas Superintendent of the Year Finalist in 2007, and South Montgomery County Woodlands Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year in 2008. He was selected to be the Grand Marshall of the 2007 Conroe Black History Month Parade, the 2008 Kiwanis Club of Conroe Children's Christmas Parade, and the 2009 Fourth of July South County Celebration Parade.
He received the 2013 Drum Major Award at the twenty-fourth annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Celebration in The Woodlands. The title of the award is derived from a sermon given by Dr. King in February, 1968, in which he referred to a 20th century notion of greatness – the innate human need for recognition, the desire for distinction – calling this impulse the Drum Major instinct. The Drum Major Award is an honor given annually to an outstanding individual in Montgomery County whose life or work best exemplifies the ideals of being a “Drum Major.”
In 2014, Dr. Stockton was honored by Texas A&M University's College of Education and Human Development as an Outstanding Alumnus. The College of Education and Human Development recognizes former students who have distinguished themselves in their field by contributing to Texas and the nation as evidenced by their leadership and honors them at the College Awards Celebration.
Dr. Stockton received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Purdue University. He obtained his Mid-Management Certification from Sam Houston State University and his Doctorate of Education in Administration from Texas A&M University. He and his wife, Kara, who is a teacher at McCullough Junior High School, have a daughter, Brooke, who is a Conroe ISD and Texas A & M University graduate. He and Kara are members at West Conroe Baptist Church.
2010 Financial Allocation Study for Texas (FAST) Smart Practices
March 2005 Educator of the Month