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  • Dr. Gayle Stinson

    Gayle Stinson, Ed.D.
    BISD Superintendent


    Gayle Stinson, Ed.D., joined the Birdville ISD family in July 2021 as superintendent of schools. Before joining BISD, Dr. Stinson served as superintendent for Lake Dallas ISD from 2007–21. 

    Embarking on her career in education in 1992, Dr. Stinson has served at nearly every level in the profession, starting as a teacher and coach before moving into administration, where she served as an assistant principal, principal of all levels K–12, and assistant superintendent. 

    During her career, Dr. Stinson has earned several top professional honors. In 2003, the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals named her Principal of the Year. In 2011, Dr. Stinson earned the distinction of Region XI Superintendent of the Year, an award given to the top school district leader in an area encompassing more than 75 school districts. She went on to be named one of just five state finalists for the Texas Superintendent of the Year award. She has also been recognized by her alma maters, being named the Outstanding Young Texas Ex from The University of Texas at Austin in 2007 and the 2013–14 Outstanding Doctoral Student from Lamar University following the completion of her doctorate in 2013. 

    Serving her local and state communities has remained a priority for Dr. Stinson throughout her educational career, representing the best interests of public schools and the community. She currently serves as past-president of the Texas Association of Suburban/Mid-Urban Schools. In addition, Dr. Stinson is a past president of the Texas Association of School Administrators, the top organization for superintendents and education administrators. As a member of the Texas Education Agency Commissioner’s Cabinet and the Governor’s Superintendent Advisory Committee, state leaders have sought her feedback on educational issues. Advocating for the interests of students and educators on these bodies and through other avenues is her overriding passion. 

    Dr. Stinson earned her bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas at Austin, her master’s degree from the Texas A&M System, and her doctoral degree from Lamar University.