Dr. Greg Poole has served as Superintendent of Barbers Hill ISD since 2006. With more than 25 years experience in education - from the classroom to the Capitol in Austin - Dr. Poole has been a passionate voice for Texas students. He brings that same passion to Barbers Hill ISD as he continues to lead our Tradition of Excellence in every facet of education. A native of Cameron, Texas, Dr. Poole earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and his Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership, graduating summa cum laude, from Sam Houston State University. He earned his Doctorate in Educational Leadership, summa cum laude, from Texas A&M University, College Station.
In addition to classroom experience as a Math teacher, Dr. Poole has coached high school sports to state titles, served as a principal, athletic director, executive principal and superintendent. He has also instructed aspiring education leaders as an adjunct professor at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. On the state level, Dr. Poole served as both a governor-appointed and state-elected member of the Teacher Retirement System Board. He has also served as UIL Legislative Council Chair of the Academic and Athletic Committees.
Throughout his career, Dr. Poole has exemplified the pursuit of excellence that he encourages in those around him. Some of his most distinguished recognitions include District and County Coach of the Year Awards, Article of the Year Award for Texas Coach magazine, Heart of Patriotism Award (Vietnam Veterans of America), H.E.B. Principal of the Year Finalist Award, and 2012 West Chambers County Man of the Year Award.
Barbers Hill ISD flourishes under Dr. Poole’s guidance, with the district now leading the state and nation in Education Foundation balance, financial partnerships with industry, starting salaries for educators, and percentage of National Board Certified Teachers. The district continues to earn the highest ratings through the TEA State Accountability program, and to develop new courses and partnerships with industry that will enable Barbers Hill graduates to be competitively prepared to enter the expanding local workforce.
An avid Texas history buff, Dr. Poole enjoys collecting books, guns, and antiques that represent the great Texas traditions, in addition to rooting for the Barbers Hill Eagles and Texas A&M Aggies. He also enjoys spending time with his wife, Linda, and their three children, who are all Barbers Hill Eagles.