In a special meeting on May 27, the Brenham ISD board of trustees unanimously approved the appointment of Huey Kinchen as the interim superintendent to fill the position until a permanent superintendent is hired. Current superintendent Dr. Walter Jackson will be leaving the district to assume his new position as superintendent of La Porte ISD.

Kinchen has thirty-six years of educational experience with diverse populations in public and private schools. He was the deputy superintendent in Tomball ISD from 2009 to 2013 and became Tomball ISD superintendent in 2013 until his retirement in 2017. Kinchen’s experience includes superintendent, deputy superintendent, building principal, associate principal, athletic director, teacher, and coach. Kinchen earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Southwestern Louisiana and a master’s degree from Southeastern Louisiana University.

“I am honored the board has chosen me to help Brenham ISD transition to a new superintendent,” said Kinchen. “Living close to Brenham, I have always enjoyed the area and when the opportunity arose, I was excited to submit my name for consideration as interim superintendent. With a sense of calculated urgency, Brenham ISD students will be my top priority.”