Dr. Robert Stewart is Denton ISD’s assistant superintendent of human resources, having served in the role since the spring of 2015 and previously as the district’s executive director of the same department. As a key member of the Denton ISD human resources team for more than seven years, Dr. Stewart has amassed several noteworthy accolades for his work. In 2014, Dr. Stewart was named the sole recipient of the Texas Association of School Personnel Administrators’ Dr. Mary Hopkins Personnel Administrator of the Year Award, which is annually given to an individual in the school human resources field who demonstrates strong leadership ability, high personal and professional integrity, and the ability to recruit high-quality staff.
In addition to the Dr. Mary Hopkins Award, Dr. Stewart was the 2014 Region IV Personnel Administrator of the Year.
Dr. Stewart is instrumental in balancing the resources required to hire additional positions to address rapid growth of Denton ISD’s student enrollment. He ensures that the district is in compliance with state and federal regulations including background checks and fingerprinting for all employees and volunteers. Additionally, he maintains oversight of the substitute program and employee assistance program.
Prior to his time with Denton ISD, Dr. Stewart worked in the Plano ISD Human Resources Department as the director of compensation and diversity. In both districts, Dr. Stewart has supervised the hiring of all secondary professional personnel as well as their certifications and compliance with state and local policies.
Before joining Plano ISD's central office, Dr. Stewart was an assistant principal at Bowman Middle School for three years. Prior to that, he served as an assistant principal and coordinator of career and technology programs at Sherman High School. He started his public school teaching career as a coach and teacher at Alief Hastings High School in Houston.