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Superintendent of Schools

Dr. BinggeliDr. Brian T. Binggeli (pronounced BING-lee) was announced as lone finalist for the superintendent of schools position by the Plano ISD Board of Trustees in March, 2015. He took the helm as the distric'ts chief executive officer on July 1, 2015. Prior to joining Plano schools, Dr. Binggeli served as superintendent of Brevard Public Schools (BPS) in Florida for six years. In Brevard, he was responsible for more than 73,000 students, approximately 9,000 school board employees, 82 schools, 10 charter schools and 20 special centers in a county that encompasses 1,557 square miles.

Now in his 34th year in public education, Dr. Binggeli has served in school administration for 26 years. He was director of middle education and then executive director of curriculum and instruction for Spotsylvania County Schools in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Prior to being selected as superintendent for BPS, Dr. Binggeli was the Cluster IV assistant superintendent for Fairfax County Public Schools in Falls Church, Virginia. This position gave him overall programmatic responsibility for 29 schools and 22,000 students while placing him on the leadership team of the 12th largest school district in the nation (170,000 students).

In 2000, Dr. Binggeli was selected as Henrico County Public Schools Instructional Leader of the Year. Henrico County Public Schools is host to 66 schools and over 47,000 students. He was nominated by the Richmond Area Counselors Association for the Virginia School Counselors Association School Administrator of the Year Award in 2001 and named by the Virginia Association of Secondary School Principals as Outstanding Middle School Principal of Virginia in 2002. In 2011, Dr. Binggeli was recognized by the Consortium of Florida Education Foundation with the Florida Star Superintendent Award.

"He has managed districts of size and understands the scale of Plano ISD. He has worked to improve achievement among all students tempered with an unwavering expectation for excellence. The board also found value in his appreciation and understanding of higher education and its connection to our school community," said Plano ISD School Board President Humphrey. "I appreciate his expertise in fiscal management of a large organization and feel he will understand the financial future of Plano ISD and our accountability to taxpayers. Additionally, through examples of his work, I had a glimpse of Dr. Binggeli's collaborative spirit in working with corporate citizens. I know he understands how important it is to connect these partners to Plano ISD."

Dr. Binggeli stated that the invitation to come to Plano ISD is an incredible opportunity. "I felt a positive connection to this dedicated and mission-driven board of trustees and feel that Plano ISD is absolutely the right move for me," said Dr. Binggeli. "The organizational values and beliefs guiding Plano ISD align with mine, particularly those centered on fostering and supporting a collaborative, professional culture that helps all children pursue excellence. I look forward to connecting with people in our schools and in our community and welcome the opportunity to serve the students, teachers, staff and citizens of Plano ISD."

Dr. Binggeli holds a doctorate in educational leadership and policy studies from Virginia Tech. He earned his master's degree from Virginia State and his undergraduate degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Dr. Binggeli began his career as a teacher in Elyria, Ohio in 1981 and served as a teacher, coach, assistant principal and principal in Virginia. He has been a principal at both the middle and high school level. Dr. Binggeli has served as an adjunct professor in Virginia Tech's Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Doctoral program and in the University of Virginia's administrative licensure program.

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