Dr. Steelman has served as Executive Director of ESC Region 11 since 2011. He began working at ESC Region 11 in 2006 as deputy director of Administrative and Business Services. Before working at ESC Region 11, he held superintendent positions at Muenster ISD and Bluff Dale ISD, an administrative position at Glen Rose ISD, and was a teacher/coach at Tolar ISD and Granbury ISD. He earned a doctorate in education leadership from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, a master's degree in secondary education from Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas, and his bachelor's degree in industrial education and technology from Tarleton State University.
Hobbies include family time, outdoor activities, farming, and travel. Education is a common thread throughout his family. His wife Julie is an English teacher at Burleson Centennial High School, and son, Christopher, is married to Brianna, a special education teacher. Dr. Steelman and Julie also have a son in the petroleum industry, and a daughter who is scheduled to graduate in 2017, as well as a granddaughter, Jacy.
Little Known Facts:
For three years during college, he was a coach and president of the Cross-Timbers (Stephenville) Special Olympics.
He taught a life skills woodworking/tools class in his first year as a teacher.
He loves to read/watch Sci-fi.
He is active in church leadership.