Superintendent & Principals Rap & Dance in Pop Parody to Pump Up Employees for the New School Year

BURLESON, Texas – (Aug. 14, 2017) – Burleson Independent School District (BISD) Superintendent Dr. Bret Jimerson, principals and the school board kicked off the 2017-18 school year with “Burleson ISD, That’s What I Like,” a pop parody of Bruno Mars’ summer hit.

WATCH: “Burleson ISD, That’s What I Like”

“We wanted this year to set the tone for the excitement and energy that goes on inside of the district,” said Dr. Bret Jimerson, BISD Superintendent. “Students and faculty members will be thrilled and surprised to see their principals in the video.”

August 14 is the first day back for teachers in the district. Convocation is the annual kick off celebration to excite employees for a successful school year.

“Dr. Jimerson’s vision for shared leadership and fun is apparent in this video,” said Mikala Hill, Executive Director of Communications for BISD. “Our principals certainly take his lead as they laugh through their dance routines. The video shoot was truly a fun way to inspire success.”

To kick off the 2016-17 school year, Superintendent Bret Jimerson and School Board Trustee Pat Worrell helped teachers get into a “Burleson State of Mind” with a parody of Jay Z’s “Empire State of Mind” rap. The video celebrated new and historical places in Burleson.

Students return to BISD schools August 21.



Burleson Independent School District serves more than 11,800 students at 16 campuses, 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