Brownwood ISD has announced Ms. Darla Peter as the new Director of Special Populations. Ms. Peter currently serves as the Executive Director at Talyor-Callahan Education Cooperative (TCEC) in Abilene. She will be joining Brownwood ISD full-time in January.


Ms. Peter is a highly regarded professional in her field and brings with her over 26 years of experience in education. She is a licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP) and is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP). Prior to her work at TCEC, she served as a Special Education Director for Lampasas ISD, a School Psychologist for Menard Special Education Cooperative, and served in the classroom as a teacher for Iraan-Sheffield ISD, Mason ISD, Terrell County ISD, and Northside ISD. Her education includes Diplomate of the American Board of School Neuropsychology (ABSNP) from Texas Women’s University in 2005, a Master of Arts in School Psychology from Trinity University in 2000, and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas of San Antonio in 1990.


“I am so excited to work with the BISD students, parents, staff, and community,” said Ms. Peter. “I am committed to the BISD tradition of excellence, and I look forward to partnering with all stakeholders of BISD to provide a rich and challenging learning environment, empowering students to maximize their unique potential to become lifelong learners, and the development of exceptional qualities that includes persistence, conscientiousness, self-control, curiosity, and self-confidence.”


“The students in Brownwood ISD are fortunate to have Ms. Peter join the BISD team,” stated Brownwood ISD Superintendent, Dr. Joe Young. “Her vast experience in serving students with special needs will make an impact on our district. She is focused on providing high quality experiences for our students through supporting our staff members and their programs. She will immediately build upon the great foundation laid by Mr. Runyan, Mr. Blackstock and Ms. Penn. It’s a great day to be a Brownwood Lion!”