Charles E. Dupre, Ed.D
Superintendent of Schools
Fort Bend Independent School District
Charles E. Dupre has led Fort Bend ISD, the state’s seventh largest public school district, as Superintendent of Schools since April 2013.
With a passion for serving children and young adults, Dupre has invested many hours in shaping the future of others through his role as mentor, Sunday school teacher, camp counselor and friend. Since becoming a superintendent in 2006 in Pflugerville ISD, Dupre’s commitment to developing capable young people has been supported by his background in financial management.
Dupre is an experienced leader who has a proven track record of increasing graduation rates and improving educational outcomes for students, and of creating a cultural shift that emphasizes a positive learning environment that is student-focused and results-oriented. He is a collaborative leader who works with staff, parents and communication to give them a voice in the decision-making process for the District.
Dupre was named Region 13 Superintendent of the Year in 2012, and was recognized by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) as one of the top five finalists for Texas Superintendent of the Year. The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce in 2012 named Dupre Superintendent of the Year in recognition of his efforts to improve college and career readiness rates through the strategic allocation of resources and innovative instructional programming.
In June 2008, The University Council for Education Administration, housed at The University of Texas at Austin, awarded Dupre the Excellence in Education Leadership Award for his dedication to improving the training and development of school leaders.
Dupre previously served as Fort Bend ISD Associate Superintendent and Chief Financial Officer from 1995 to 2006, before joining Pflugerville ISD as Deputy Superintendent and Superintendent of Schools from 2006 to 2013. During his 11-year tenure in Fort Bend ISD, Dupre was responsible for an annual budget that exceeded $500 million as student enrollment grew around 40,000 to more than 60,000. During that same period the district opened more than a dozen new school buildings. Prior to his service in Fort Bend ISD, Dupre worked in the public accounting and energy industries.
Born in Casablanca, Morocco, Dupre was raised near Springfield, Missouri. He received his BBA with a major in Accounting from Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas, and Master's Degree in Educational Administration from the University of Houston. Dupre earned his doctorate in educational leadership from Lamar University in Beaumont, and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Dupre and his wife, Seeju, are the parents of two sons and have one grandson.