Terrell D King
A native of Jackson, Mississippi, Terrell D. King graduated from the International Baccalaureate (IB) programme at Jim Hill High School in 1996. In 2000, he received a bachelors degree in English with a Secondary Education Concentration from Lyon College. He then earned a masters degree at the University of Texas at Austin in curriculum and instruction, specializing in language and literacy studies. He also attended Texas State University at San Marcos as a postgraduate student in the principal certification program, completing his studies in 2006. He is currently pursuing a doctoral degree at the University of Texas in Austin in the Public School Executive Leadership Program, concentrating in the Cooperative Superintendency Program. His research interest is advance succession planning for the principalship.
He began his career in education as an English teacher at Bastrop High School in Bastrop, Texas. Since then, he has served as an assistant principal at Emile Elementary School, assistant principal at Bastrop High School, principal at Emile Elementary School, principal, at Bastrop Intermediate School, Director of Elementary Staffing for the Round Rock Independent School District, Executive Director of Human Resources for the Bastrop Independent School District, and in June 2017 he was named the Associate Superintendent of Human Resources for the Klein Independent School District.
While serving as an assistant principal at Bastrop High School, he led a team of district staff in creating curricula for summer school mathematics and science instruction. He is a member of the Texas Association of School Personnel Administrators, the Association of Texas Professional Educators, and the Texas Association of School Business Officials.
His dedication and service have not gone unrewarded. He has been honored as Bastrop High School Teacher of the Year and as the Bastrop Independent School Districts Secondary Teacher of the Year. In 2010, Lyon College awarded him with the Patterson Decade Award, which is given to the member of the decade class that has achieved a notable degree of success in his or her chosen field, career or profession and received some previous recognition from contemporaries. In September 2015, he received the Dale Carnegie Human Relations Champion Award from Dale Carnegie Training for demonstrating by content and delivery, the effective application of the Human Relations Principles, motivating others to continue practice of the principles, and demonstrating careful presentation.
He has demonstrated a commitment to community service by serving on the board of directors of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Bastrop, as a member of the Bastrop E-3 Alliance, a member of the strategic planning committee for the Bastrop Independent School District, a member of the strategic design committee for the Round Rock Independent School District, and a member of the Bastrop Independent School District Education Improvement Committee. He is a member of the Holy Cross Catholic Church in Austin, Texas. Additionally, he currently serves as secretary for council #284 of the Knights of St. Peter Claver and for the Gamma Eta Lambda chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated.