Charles E. Dupre, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
The Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees appointed Dr. Charles E. Dupre as Superintendent of Schools for the state’s seventh largest school district in April of 2013. With more than twenty years of experience in education, Dupre has a proven track record of increasing graduation rates and improving educational outcomes for students.
Dupre is a Certified Public Accountant. His unique background and real-world experience, consisting of educational administration and financial management, have benefited Fort Bend ISD during times of growth, both currently and in his previous role as Associate Superintendent and Chief Financial Officer, a position he held for five years.
Dupre believes in collaborative leadership strategies. Since assuming the role of Fort Bend ISD Superintendent, he has worked with staff, parents and the community to give all a voice in the decision-making processes of the District. In just over two years, this collaboration has led to several successful endeavors that have left Fort Bend ISD better positioned to handle growth and meet student needs.
Immediately after joining FBISD, Dupre began building a leadership team that worked with the Board of Trustees to develop the District’s mission statement that was based on the Board’s adopted Core Beliefs and Commitments. During the following months, in collaboration with the community, the District developed a technology plan, a safety and security plan, and a Facilities Master Plan. This planning prioritized the District’s infrastructure needs and led to a successful bond referendum in November of 2014. This 2014 Bond Program includes funding for four new elementary schools, classroom additions, and safety and technology improvements that will benefit students and allow the District to achieve its mission of inspiring and equipping all children to pursue futures beyond their imagination.
Dupre believes students should be the focus of every decision and effort the District makes – from the board room to the classroom. Keeping this in mind, Dupre continues to work with the Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees and District leaders to develop strategic plans, processes and systems that will increase student achievement. Equally as important, Dupre believes effective systems must be in place to evaluate these programs and measure their success.
In 2013, Dupre joined FBISD from Pflugerville ISD, where he served as Superintendent of Schools and was named the Region 13 Superintendent of the Year in 2012. The Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) also recognized Dupre as one of the top five finalists for Texas Superintendent of the Year. That same year, the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce 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 Educational 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. This dedication has continued at Fort Bend ISD, where Dupre has worked to empower and engage all staff members and “grow” leaders.
Currently on the state level, Dr. Dupre serves as President of the Equity Center and as an At-Large Member of the Commissioner’s Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA) Cabinet of Superintendents. He is also the Region 4 Representative on the TASA Executive Committee. Dr. Dupre has been an active member of TASA for 17 years, having served two years on the TASA Executive Committee as an appointed At-Large member (2008-2010), as well as multiple terms on the Legislative Committee, Leadership Development Committee, and Member Services Committee. He is currently a member of the TASA 2025 Task Force that is leading development of the organization’s long-range strategic framework designed to define organization achievement for 2025 – TASA’s centennial year.
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 his Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from the University of Houston. He received his doctorate in educational leadership at Lamar University in Beaumont.
With a passion for serving children and young adults, Dupre has invested countless hours in shaping the future of others, through his role as Superintendent, mentor, Sunday school teacher, camp counselor and friend.
Dupre and his wife, Seeju, are the parents of two sons and have a grandson.