TOP TEN MOST POWERFUL PEOPLE IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY #6: DON STOCKTON, CONROE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT, SUPERINTENDENT.
CISD Superintendent Don Stockton is the sixth most powerful person in Montgomery County at the present time.
Dr. Don Stockton (Doctorate of Education, Texas A&M University) is a remarkable politician within the educational bureaucracy known as the Conroe Independent School District. For its large size, CISD provides an excellent public school education to approximately 60,000 children. For his services, Stockton’s base salary is $343,000 per year.
CISD’s annual expenditure budget for the 2016-2017 academic year is $447.58 million. With debt service, the annual expenditures of CISD are approximately $550 million per year. The district has over $1.4 billion in debt. The district’s cash fund balance is over $135 million. CISD operates 60 campuses and manages hundreds of parcels of real estate in Montgomery County.
Stockton began his career in the CISD as a math teacher and coach and worked his way up through the administration to become the Superintendent in 2003. He manages a giant administrative bureaucracy that assists him in operating and managing the multifarious assets of CISD. He manages a dedicated group of teachers whose salaries have not risen at the rate of the management during the past fifteen years.
Although Stockton holds numerous community leadership posts and is involved in dozens of community organizations, he is a genuine manager of CISD and not just a public relations face. His Board of Trustees has been somewhat weak and is clearly subject to the capture of the educational management bureaucracy which the Board should instead oversee.
By his positive outlook, force of personality, and amazing communication and relationship skills, Dr. Don Stockton leads the schools of CISD and controls its assets, operations, and financial relationships. He most certainly has the ability to get things done in our community.
Congratulations to Don Stockton for making the Top Ten List as #6.
CURRENT TOP TEN MOST POWER PEOPLE IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY LIST:
#6 Don Stockton, CISD Superintendant
#7 James Noack, County Commissioner, Precinct Three.
#8 Phyllis Martin, County Auditor.
#9 Bobby Adams, Civil Engineer.
#10 Rand Henderson, Sheriff-Elect.