Posted Date: 06/08/2022
After careful consideration of applications received from many highly qualified individuals, the Premont Independent School District Board of Trustees has named Dr. Mike A. Barrera as the lone finalist for the Superintendent of Schools position.
Dr. Barrera is a career educator who has worked in education for over thirty years and has held positions such as Superintendent, Acting Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, Executive Director, and Classroom Teacher. He was born and raised in Premont, Texas and began his educational journey at Premont I.S.D. in 1984 where he taught agriculture courses for grades 7 through 12.
Additionally, Dr. Barrera previously served as the Superintendent of Schools at Ben Bolt-Palito Blano ISD for four years prior to retiring in January 2022. Dr. Barrera’s numerous accomplishments achieved in over thirty years in education include successfully improving a district’s STAAR academic achievement rating, improving a district’s Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas, and implementing technology device initiatives for students and teachers.
Dr. Barrera earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Angelo State University, his Masters of Education Degree from Texas State University, and His Doctoral of Education Degree with a specialization in Education Administration from Oklahoma State University.
State law requires a 21-day waiting period following the naming of a lone finalist before officially hiring a superintendent. Dr. Barrera’s initial three year term as Superintendent of Schools for Premont ISD will commence on February 1, 2023.