Superintendent of Schools - Biography
Brian G. Gottardy, Ed.D.Superintendent of Schools
8961 Tesoro Drive, Suite 600
Dr. Gottardy is the Superintendent of Schools for the North East Independent School District. He received his bachelor's degree from Southwest Texas State University, (now Texas State University), in 1984; his master's degree from Texas A & I, (now Texas A & M University, Kingsville), in 1989; and his Doctorate in Educational Administration from Texas A & M University in 1996.
Dr. Gottardy began his career in 1985 as a physical education teacher and coach at John H. Wood Middle School in the North East ISD. He spent three years at Wood before becoming the Head Coach of Southwest Junior High School in the Southwest ISD (SWISD).
In 1989, Dr. Gottardy was promoted to Vice Principal at Southwest Junior High School. Two years later, he became the Director of Pupil Services, which included being the Principal of the Alternative School. In 1993, Dr. Gottardy became the Director of Transportation for SWISD and continued in that role until January 2000 when he became the Executive Director of Transportation for the North East ISD.
In July of 2004, Dr. Gottardy was approved by the Board of Trustees as the Associate Superintendent for Operations. This division consisted of Facility Maintenance & Improvements, School Nutrition Services, Transportation, Safety Department, Construction Management & Engineering, and the North East Police Departments. In May 2010, his division was expanded to include Employee Benefits & Risk Management and Accounting & Finance departments.
On September 19, 2011, the NEISD Board of Trustees named Dr. Brian Gottardy, Superintendent of Schools.
He thoroughly enjoys his visits to the campuses and facilities of North East, especially meeting with the faculties, students, and patrons of the North East Family.
Dr. Gottardy and his wife, Patsy, have a son, Lance, who graduated from Southwestern University, in the spring of 2013 with a Business degree and just recently completed his Masters in Sports Management from the University of Texas in Austin.
Dr. Gottardy’s office is located on the sixth floor of the Richard A. Middleton Education Center, Suite 602. He may be contacted through his secretary, Peggy Turner, at 407-0541.