Dr. Curtis Null became Superintendent of Schools in June of 2018 and leads the 9th largest district in the State of Texas with approximately 73,000 students and over 10,000 employees. He has served 23 years in education with 21 of those years in Conroe ISD.
Dr. Null earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston in 1998. Upon completion of his undergraduate degree, he attended the University of Florida and earned a master’s degree in 2000 with an emphasis in Sports Medicine while working directly with the Florida Gator football team.
In 2000, Dr. Null began his career in Conroe ISD at The Woodlands High School where he served as a teacher and athletic trainer for three years. During this time, he continued his education at Sam Houston State University earning his principal certification. In 2006, Dr. Null was named principal of Peet Junior High. In 2010, he was named principal of Conroe High School. That same year, he also completed his superintendent certification at Sam Houston State University. Dr. Null earned his doctorate degree in professional leadership from the University of Houston in 2012. In December of 2013, Dr. Null was named Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Education. He became the Deputy Superintendent of Schools in January of 2016.
Under Dr. Null’s leadership, Conroe ISD has continued to receive the highest rating from Texas Smart Schools, formerly known as the FAST report, for high academic achievement while maintaining cost-effective operations. Conroe ISD is one of only two districts in the State to receive this recognition for 13 consecutive years. The District has also received the highest recognition for transparency from the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts for 11 years in a row. According to the Education Resource Group, Conroe ISD ranks in the top 10 of the 200 largest school districts in Texas for academic and financial performance, ranking held for over a decade, and has one of the lowest tax rates in the Houston metropolitan area. In 2020, Conroe ISD was recognized The Rotary Club of The Woodlands with a Community Hero Award. In 2021, Conroe ISD was named a Top Workplace by the Houston Chronicle. Forbes named Conroe ISD as one of America’s Best-in-State Employers for Texas in 2022. Conroe ISD was also named a 2023 Hometown Hero by Interfaith of The Woodlands.
In addition to his District responsibilities as superintendent, Dr. Null volunteers on numerous educational and civic boards and committees, including the Junior Achievement Board of Southeast Texas, the Montgomery County Food Bank Board of Directors, the Montgomery County Public Health District Board, the Conroe/Lake Conroe Area Chamber of Commerce, The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce, the Conroe Economic Development Council, and the Education for Tomorrow Alliance. Dr. Null is a graduate of the Leadership Montgomery County class of 2015, and, in 2020, was named Texas Counseling Association Layperson of the Year. In 2021, he received Leadership Montgomery County’s Distinguished Alumnus Award. In 2022, Dr. Null received the Community Citizen of the Year award from The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce.
Dr. Null is married to Tanya, who teaches prekindergarten in the District. They have two children, Travis and Kailey, who are both graduates of Conroe ISD.