Kevin Brackmeyer, Superintendent of Schools
Born and raised in Harlingen, Texas, Kevin Brackmeyer attended Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos, where he received a bachelor’s degree in psychology before returning to his hometown to begin working as a program supervisor for Tropical Texas MHMR.
Pursuing his passion for teaching, Brackmeyer began his educational career as a teacher at Harlingen High School South in 1989. He was instrumental in developing a successful vocational program for students with disabilities. After five years in the classroom, Brackmeyer earned his master’s degree in educational administration from the University of Texas at Brownsville and transitioned into administration with the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District as an assistant principal at Coakley Middle School. He would go on to become the principal at Coakley Middle School helping lead the campus to TEA recognized ratings.
In 2008, Brackmeyer and his family moved to Austin where he began working with the Austin Independent School District as an executive principal for the office of middle schools. In this position, Brackmeyer helped lead principals in transforming struggling campuses.
In 2009, Brackmeyer was selected as the principal of Manor High School for the Manor Independent School District. Under the leadership of Brackmeyer, Manor High School underwent an impressive transformation with improved academic achievements that resulted in the campus becoming academically acceptable for the first time in four years. During Brackmeyer's tenure, Manor High School experienced significant increases in graduation rates, annual increases in the number of college bound graduates, as well as significant increases in scholarship awards. Brackmeyer's focus on changing the culture of the campus also included a strong commitment to promoting the fine arts program.
Due in part to his great accomplishments at the high school, Brackmeyer was named superintendent of Manor ISD in 2012 and is still serving in this position. During Brackmeyer’s tenure as superintendent, President Barack Obama visited NTHS as part of his 2013 Jobs and Opportunity Tour. During the 2013-14 school year, the district’s attendance increased by .25 percent, bringing in approximately 600,000 in additional revenue. In November of 2013, MISD was recognized for the second consecutive year by the Austin Chamber of Commerce for having the “Greatest Improvement in Direct to College Enrollment Rate”.
Currently, the district has established collaborative partnerships with Samsung Semiconductor and Applied Materials in addition to many other business and community organizations. Brackemeyer is dedicated to making sure Manor ISD is actively involved in developing additional partnerships with area colleges and businesses to ensure that students will have multiple opportunities for success after graduation.
Please find Manor ISD's Superintendent's contract posted below in compliance with Title 19 of the Texas Administrative Code.