Burleson ISD Names Chris Chappotin Principal of STEAM Middle School


BURLESON, Texas – (Dec. 11, 2017) – The Burleson Independent School District (BISD) announces Chris Chappotin as Principal of STEAM Middle School. Chappotin was announced at the December 11 board meeting.  


Chappotin has nearly eight years of education experience with BISD, all of which he’s served in the district. He was an administrator when STEAM Middle School opened in August 2015, and helped promote the innovative and collaborative approach to project-based learning that he will carry forward in his position as principal. Chappotin holds a bachelor’s degree from Abilene Christian University and a masters in educational leadership and policy studies from University of Texas at Arlington.


“Mr. Chappotin played an integral role in opening STEAM Middle School and helping to make it the success that it is today,” said BISD Superintendent Dr. Bret Jimerson. “We have no doubt that he will continue on with the success that STEAM Middle School has enjoyed.”  


“I educate to make a difference in learners and the community, and I am honored and excited to do so as STEAM Middle School Principal,” said Chappotin. “Alongside the school’s talented staff, supportive parents, and hard-working students, I look forward to leading STEAM into future innovation and engaging learning experiences for all students.”


STEAM Middle School will host a “Meet and Greet” for Chappotin on Tuesday, December 12, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Parents, students, and community members are invited to join in welcoming him back to the campus.

A staff “Meet and Greet” is also planned for Tuesday, December 12, from 4:00-4:30 p.m.



Burleson Independent School District serves more than 12,000 students at 17 schools, and is recognized as a premier school district in the Dallas/Fort Worth-area. The mission of Burleson Independent School District is to engage and support every learner with a rigorous curriculum so that they graduate college and career ready.



Mikala Hill or Katelyn Tyler

Burleson ISD Communications