Superintendent of Schools
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
My family was relocating to Texas from Connecticut and my daughter was entering the first grade. All my research on school districts in the north Texas area pointed to Frisco ISD, so we chose this community.
Bachelor of Science from Penn State University
To play a role in carrying out our mission “to know every student by name and need.”
I worked in the corporate sector as well as the non-profit sector prior to joining FISD, which allows me to bring a unique skill set to my current position.
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