Dr. Timothy B. Chargois is a veteran educator, administrator and strategic proactive leader on a mission to improve public education for a better world. HE is the incoming superintendent of schools in the Beaumont Independent School District. Stepping into the position of Chief Executive Officer for BISD, he is the former assistant superintendent of research/evaluation, planning and technology for the Beaumont ISD, Dr. Chargois’ career has catapulted over the last 14 years as others recognized his leadership skills. Starting as an assistant principal at Lucas Elementary School, he was promoted to principal of the school and then district-wide director of the department of research and evaluation. He joined the district’s executive cabinet in 2009.
"Being at the helm of BISD’s leadership team, especially during its exponential growth in academic achievements and fiscal and physical improvements, is exciting. I have critical opportunity to serve the students, parents and employees of the BISD community in the
face of a number of changes and challenges. Whether we are strategizing for changes in testing and evaluation or crisis management in the midst of a natural disaster or improving facilities or thriving in the ever changing world of technology, we have to be on the cutting edge of providing our students and teachers the skills and resources they need to facilitate teaching and learning," Dr. Chargois explained. "Beaumont ISD has been a model district for data- driven performance and student learning in Southeast Texas and throughout the nation. I look forward to continuing and building upon our excellent system of schools."
Before joining BISD, Dr. Chargois served as a secondary school assistant principal in the West Orange Cove- Consolidated Independent School District. He is also a former elementary music teacher. During his teaching career, Dr. Chargois served on the campus’ first CEIC, tutored high school students, and through association with the Workforce Development Board he facilitated the placement of more than 200 students on job sites during summer work programs.
Dr. Chargois’ career has had the perfect balance of productivity, creativity and science. His passion for education is matched by his understanding and execution of the art and science of pedagogy. Dr. Chargois’ reach and knowledge spans from inside the classroom and permeates in venues as a community person, a successful administrator and a professional contributor at the local, state and national levels. He has served on various commissions and state testing committees and advisory teams, including the Comptroller’s Financial Allocation Study for Texas (FAST), EdVance Research and the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation on the development of research-based leading and lagging indicators used to identify, measure and predict student outcomes. He has been a technology advisor and a coordinator for interventions and awareness programs and has helped to develop after-school programs for students.
Dr. Chargois has been a speaker/presenter at national and state conferences for instruction, data-driven practices, teacher/administrator walkthroughs and incentive pay programs. He has served on boards of many organizations such as I Have A Dream (IHAD), Lamar Alumni Association, Leadership Beaumont, Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce, Southeast Texas Arts Council, the American Heart Association, and president of the Southeast Texas Testing Specialists. In 2008, Dr. Chargois was invited to the Oxford roundtable to present his research on variables that impact student performance on state assessments and again in 2011.
Most recently, Dr. Chargois has worked with professors from Lamar University to develop research-based, data-driven approaches to improve teacher-preparation programs and has co-authored articles focusing on student performance in largely minority and urban school districts. In 2009, he led a team that created the "The Graduate Assistant Coordinator" positions that provides direct support to students at-risk of dropping out of school. Recent collaboration between the City of Beaumont and BISD has brought the “Experience Corps” program to Beaumont’s elementary schools in an effort to empower more pre-K-3 students to read and communicate.
He earned his Doctorate of Education from Lamar University in 2008, a master’s degree in secondary administration from Stephen F. Austin State University in 1998 and a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Lamar University in 1991.
Dr. Chargois and his wife Imogene have been married for 20 years. They are members of The Anchor Church of Beaumont where he serves as church organist.