Dr. Jharrett Bryantt, Superintendent
"Our families will applaud the district for keeping true to a promise that all ASD graduates will be prepared for careers, college, and life from prekindergarten and onward."
- Dr. Jharrett Bryantt
Previous to his arrival at Anchorage School District, Dr. Jharrett Bryantt was an Executive Officer at the Houston Independent School District, leading efforts to attract, retain, evaluate, and competitively compensate world class talent for one of the nation’s largest school systems. He has served Houston ISD in numerous capacities, including as a college advisor, director, and an Assistant Superintendent. Houston ISD serves over 194,000 students, 26,000 employees, and 276 campuses. He proudly began his career in education as a high school mathematics teacher.
Under his leadership, thousands of students have graduated from the district on full scholarships to college, and received no-cost vocational credentials to enter high-wage, high-demand careers upon graduation. He spearheaded a district-wide increase in passing rates on Advanced Placement exams, launched over 15 new International Baccalaureate programs throughout the city, and raised over $20MM from philanthropy to hire more high school and middle school college & career advisors. He has been recognized locally and nationally for his accomplishments, most recently being named to Forbes Magazine’s 30 education leaders to watch in 2019, and then to Forbes’ 2021 national list of 50 champions for advancing communities of color.
Dr. Bryantt is an alumnus of the top ranked Cooperative Superintendency Program at the University of Texas at Austin, and has also completed numerous national future superintendent fellowships. He holds doctoral and master’s degrees in education leadership and policy from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Bachelor of Science from Yale University.