After a lengthy executive session and a split vote, the Brenham School Board hired Bryan Bryant as the new principal at Brenham Junior High School at last (Monday) night’s meeting.
Bryant has been the assistant principal at Oakwood Intermediate School in College Station for the past two and a half years. He is a scientist by profession. Prior to going into administration, Bryant taught chemistry, Physics and IPC for almost ten years. He also did some coaching. Bryant has been a head tennis coach. He earned his Bachelor’s in Chemistry from East Texas State in Commerce. He has a Master’s from Sam Houston. He was an U.S. Army officer for six years, where he was once the ‘Soldier of the Year’ in Europe.
Brenham Supt. Sam Bell said after last (Monday) night’s meeting that Bryant with his history of coaching and the military in his background all of this added up to an ‘exciting new principal’ for the Brenham School District.
Bryant will soon be Dr. Bryant as he is currently working on his PHD from Texas A&M.
Not everyone was excited about the appointment. Board President Melvin Ehlert, and Board Members Susan Jenkins, and Tommie Sullivan, voted against the administration recommendation to hire Bryant.
The executive session discussing the Bryant appointment took over an hour and a half.
Bryant succeeds Paul Aschenback, who is becoming the assistant superintendent for the BISD. Achenback became the Junior High School Principal three years ago after Artis Edwards suddenly retired.