Dr. Robert Bostic has
a vision for the future of education. It involves success through technological
preparedness, or as he likes to say “STEM to Earn.”
Dr. Bostic didn’t
wait very long before putting the STEM (Science, Engineering, Technology, Math)
vision into action.
Upon arrival at Stafford
MSD in 2014, he spearheaded the District’s involvement in a Pre-K through 12th
Grade Robotics Program that’s become highly popular throughout the District.
SMSD has received more than $300,000 in Grants for its Robotics Program.
While many Districts
are focused on preparing students for the 21st Century, Dr. Bostic
is several steps ahead of them. We’re preparing students to meet the challenges
of the second part of the 21st Century.
With that type of
commitment toward the future, it’s no surprise that Dr. Bostic serves as the
K-12 Co-Chair Advisory Representative for the Microsoft Corporation in Redmond,
He was recently
appointed one of just 20 Texas Superintendents to the Texas Commissioner of
Education to the Texas Education Agency Rural and Small Schools Task Force.
Throughout his 25
years as a teacher, supervisor, assistant principal, principal and assistant
superintendent, Dr. Bostic has always recognized the importance of implementing
the latest technology in the classroom.
It fits in perfectly
with his vision for Stafford MSD – to have ALL students graduate college or
career ready, without remediation. In today’s world, technology is an important
component in achieving that goal.
Dr Bostic also
generated a pivotal partnership with Smart Financial Credit Union to bring only
the second working banking institution to operate inside of a High School
campus in the Greater Houston area that pays student interns to be tellers and
promote district wide financial literacy.
Dr. Bostic was highly
instrumental in working with the Stafford MSD Board Members and state
representatives to bring HB 601 to be pre filed in the 85th Legislature. Under
his leadership SMSD has achieved 16 state academic distinctions. Stafford
Elementary School was ranked in the Top 1 percent of Elementary Schools in the
State in 2015-16.
Stafford MSD has
increased its enrollment by 3 percent through the “Stafford MSD Proud” Campaign
and avoided paying Recapture. That means under Dr. Bostic’s direction, Stafford
MSD was able to re-invest in itself, instead of sending funds back to Austin.
Before arriving at
SMSD, Dr. Bostic served as the Assistant Superintendent for Academic Programs
at Denton ISD in Denton, Texas. At DISD, Dr. Bostic made using “technology as a
tool” a top priority to help teachers and administrators streamline their work
with teaching and learning in the district and throughout the state.
He founded and
instituted the largely successful Technology Integration Academy that is held
each summer in Denton, Texas to this day. He founded and spearheaded the
i-Bot competitive robotics league for elementary and middle school students,
authored the districts application for the National Tech Savvy School Districts
for 2009 and 2010 where under his direction Denton ISD placed in the Top 10 in
the nation for two consecutive years. He was recipient of the Texas Computer
Education Association (TCEA) Administrator of the Year in 2008 and was also honored
as top finalist for Technology Administrator of the Year in 2011.
As a campus
administrator, Dr. Bostic was successful in leading diverse campuses in
Oklahoma City, Richardson and Carrollton Farmers Branch with student
populations that had majority-minority populations. Each of the campuses
received ratings at the Recognized level or Exemplary level under his
leadership. Dr. Bostic was a Texas Business Education Coalition Honor
Roll Campus. That annual award is considered to be the most prestigious award
for sustained, academic excellence in Texas. According to TBEC, of the
more than 8,000 Texas public schools, less than 4 percent make the Honor Roll.
Dr. Bostic earned his
Bachelor’s degree from Langston University and his Master’s of Education degree
from the University of Central Oklahoma. He earned his Superintendent’s
Certificate and Doctorate in Education degree at the University of North
Texas. Dr. Bostic enjoys professional sports tournaments, fishing,
boating, and family time. He is happily married to his wife of 22
years, Ellen, and together they have two children, Paige, 21 years old, and
Ethan, 15 years old. He is also the proud owner of a dapple dachshund,
Dr. Bostic is proud
to be a member of the following organizations:
The Texas Association
of School Administrators
Texas Association for
Supervision and Curriculum Development Texas Association of Suburban/Mid-Urban
Texas Association of
Texas Alliance of
Black School Educators
The Fort Bend Chamber
ACHIEVE Fort Bend
The Fort Bend
Economic Development Council.