Dr. Mike Waldrip


Waldrip, EdD

Superintendent of Schools


469.633.6017 (fax)

Current Contract (PDF)

Dr. Mike Waldrip serves as superintendent of Frisco Independent School District, one of the fastest-growing public school districts in the nation.

Dr. Waldrip began his career in education in 1982 in Victoria, Texas. He spent 16 years as a biology teacher and basketball coach in Victoria, Goliad and Seminole ISDs, before working as an assistant high school principal in Seminole.

He first came to Frisco ISD in 2002, serving as principal of Clark Middle School and then as the District’s first-ever director of secondary instruction. He opened Liberty High School as principal in 2006. In 2010, Dr. Waldrip moved to central administration, where he oversaw data systems, program evaluation and various FISD departments as an assistant and deputy superintendent. In 2014, he got the opportunity to serve as superintendent of schools in nearby Coppell ISD, a position he held until his return to Frisco ISD in July 2017.

Dr. Waldrip grew up in Post, a small town in West Texas. At a towering 6’6,” he 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. Both his masters and doctorate are in educational administration from Sul Ross State University and the University of North Texas, respectively.

Dr. Waldrip and his wife Lisa have two grown sons who both graduated from Frisco ISD schools. In his spare time, Dr. Waldrip enjoys exercising, spending time outdoors, traveling, scuba diving, reading and listening to live music, such as classic rock and roll and the blues.



Assistant to the Superintendent and Board of Trustees



469.633.6017 (fax)

Joined Frisco ISD


What brought me to Frisco

Michelle joined Frisco ISD as a parent and volunteer in 2005 and as a staff member in 2013 when her youngest child started kindergarten. Over the last 18 years Michelle has served in many capacities throughout the district. She has served at the Elementary, Middle and High School levels as well as serving in the Teaching & Learning, Accounting, and Technology Departments.

What I like most about my job

Michelle loves that everyone in our Frisco ISD learning organization shares the same vision for all our students and are dedicated to the work necessary to realize it. Michelle also enjoys working with so many members of the Frisco ISD community and learning new things every day.


Michelle has 3 children, 2 of which have graduated from Frisco ISD and one that is a sophomore in the district. In her spare time Michelle enjoys spending time with her family, listening to music, going to the beach, and watching football! 

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