Updated: Jul 7, 2020
PECOS, TX – After a wide-ranging and exhaustive Superintendent search process, which attracted more than 35 applicants from across the country, the PBT ISD Board of Trustees are proud to announce that Mr. Brent H Jaco has been named the Lone Finalist for the position of Superintendent of Schools.
Mr. Jaco has been a leader in education for more than two decades and has risen the ranks from educator to athletic trainer to athletic director to assistant principal to principal to a top-level district administrator. He possesses a Masters’s in Business Administration with a focus on Organizational Leadership from Ashford University and an undergraduate degree from the University of Houston. Before starting his career in education, he honorably served our country as a United States Naval Officer from 1994 – 1998. Mr. Jaco is also active in his community, he is currently serving as a Rotarian and a Board Member on the Salvation Army of Brazoria County and the Bay Area Boy Scouts. Brent Jaco is married to his wife Maria, and together they have four children.
Mr. Jaco has had a history of providing supportive and transformational leadership throughout his career. As a principal, he served at a middle-level campus of 925 students and led them to TEA Distinctions during the transition of the new STAAR testing. Looking to enhance his leadership training, Mr. Jaco served as the Associate Executive Director for the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals (TASSP), an organization that works to ensure that campus administrators serve as courageous transformative leaders and a unifying voice for all learners. While at TASSP, Mr. Jaco led significant changes in the business operations to streamline practices and better serve their customers. Recruited for his strong organizational management skills, Mr. Jaco joined the cabinet at Brazosport Independent School District in 2018 as Chief of Staff and Governmental Affairs Officer in Clute, TX. As Chief of Staff and Governmental Affairs Officer, Mr. Jaco worked hand-in-hand with the superintendent in leading academic improvement across the district, the passage of bond elections, and building relationships and partnerships across the community.
The search was conducted by the law firm of O’Hanlon, Demerath, & Castillo, in conjunction with Dr. Abelardo Saavedra and Dr. Daniel King.
PBT ISD will now enter the 21-day waiting period required by state law.