Dr. Mike McFarland was appointed to the TASB Risk Management Fund Board in September 2016. He is a native of Jasper, Texas, and began his educational career in 1993 as an algebra teacher. He has a bachelor's degree in business administration from Baylor University, a master's degree in education and superintendent’s certificate from Stephen F. Austin University, and a doctorate from Baylor University.
Mike was named Superintendent of Crowley ISD in August 2017, where he serves more than 15,000 students across 23 campuses. Prior to that, he was Superintendent of Lancaster ISD, one of the largest predominantly African American and Hispanic school districts in the state.
He has been recognized at the national and state level for his leadership as a school superintendent. He is an outstanding, energetic, and dynamic leader with a proven track record of transforming educational organizations into high-performing institutions.