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Burleson ISD Names Dr. Samuel Bonsu Principal of Burleson Collegiate High School

June 2, 2022 – Burleson Independent School District (BISD) announces Dr. Samuel Bonsu as Burleson Collegiate High School (BCHS) Principal.

Dr. Bonsu brings nine years of education experience to his new position in BISD, which included a choice school focused on leadership and a nationally recognized high school. Dr. Bonsu created and coordinated programs to not only help prepare students for college but also provided leadership opportunities and positive character development. Selected as the Capturing Kids Heart Facilitator in his previous district, Bonsu organized and led a team of teachers charged with shaping and maintaining a positive campus culture. Bonsu holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Southwest Minnesota State University and earned his master’s and doctorate degrees in educational leadership from Dallas Baptist University.  A former college football player and wrestler, Bonsu taught math and coached wrestling and soccer prior to becoming an administrator. 

“I met Dr. Bonsu years ago when he was mentoring a friend’s son and was immediately impressed with his professionalism and magnetic personality,” said BISD Superintendent Dr. Bret Jimerson. “He is a competitor and a leader who is compassionate and empathetic. Sam trained under one of the best high school principals I have ever known—the late Grand Prairie High School Principal Lorimer Arendse. Sam’s future is bright, and we are confident he will succeed at Burleson Collegiate High School.” 

Dr. Bonsu was carefully and unanimously selected by a committee, which included former Principal Dr. Lindsey Byrd.  

"Burleson Collegiate High School has established a reputation as an innovative, student-centered environment that allows students to learn, grow, and succeed,” said Dr. Bonsu. “The students continue to achieve academically and personally through their educational careers with the support of a talented and dedicated staff of educators. I am excited to continue this tradition of success and excellence, and I look forward to ensuring our scholars are positioned to live a purpose-filled life after their experience at BCHS.”

Dr. Byrd will work directly with Dr. Bonsu to ensure a smooth transition before moving to her new role as BISD’s Director of Administration Services.

Burleson Collegiate High School will host a meet-and-greet event at the campus Wednesday, June 8. Staff is invited to join in welcoming him to the campus from 4:00 to 4:30 p.m. Parents and students are invited to join from 5:00-6:00 p.m.