DR. BUCK GILCREASE
ALVIN INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT (TX)
Dr. Buck Gilcrease is a life-long Texan that has served public school students for the past 25 years. Prior to receiving, what he describes as “a calling,” Buck worked in industry where he ran his own construction company. Throughout his career in public education, he has served as a teacher, which he personally found most rewarding when working with special needs students, along with time serving as a coach, principal and superintendent in multiple districts.
Buck is highly involved in the communities where he serves, which was recently affirmed by the local Chamber of Commerce’s designation, “Leader of the Year.” Buck is an ordained Deacon in the Baptist Church and has spent time as the Sunday School Director among other appointments. In addition to serving the community through the Rotary and Lions Club, Buck and his family have been highly involved in the local FFA, both raising multiple animals and supporting other students in their efforts. This area of interest makes sense considering Buck is right at home tending to his own livestock or cutting hay in his pasture.
Buck holds a Doctorate of Education from Texas A&M University - Commerce, a Master’s in Education from Tarleton State, as well as a Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Texas. He has held numerous positions in statewide organizations including his current role as the President of the Texas Association of School Administrators.
Buck has a passion for public education and believes that students are most successful when resources and support are provided directly to the classroom. He believes that by empowering teachers to develop deep and appropriate relationships with students as well as their curriculum standards, extraordinary outcomes are achievable.