Oct 26, 2017
Dr. Mike Waldrip, Superintendent of FISD
Frisco Schools

As a student in Post, Texas Waldrip says his coaches, along with his fourth grade teacher, inspired him to pursue a career in education.  At a towering 6’6,” Waldrip played basketball for a year after high school at Angelo State University. He went on to earn his bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University, where he studied physical education and biology. After graduation, he spent 16 years as a biology teacher and basketball coach. He served as assistant principal at Seminole High School and earned his master’s degree from Sul Ross State University in 2000. In 2002, he came to Frisco ISD, where he served first as principal at Clark Middle School and then as the District’s first-ever director of secondary instruction. Waldrip opened Liberty High School as principal in 2006.  

Waldrip earned his doctor of education from The University of North Texas in 2008 and in 2010 moved to central administration.  In 2014, Waldrip acepted the position of superintendent of schools in nearby Coppell ISD and returned to Frisco ISD this fall.  FISD is home for Waldrip and his wife Lisa, who have two sons who graduated from Frisco ISD schools.