Conrad Cantu is the proud Superintendent for the Freer Independent School District. He has been Freer ISD’s Superintendent since 2016. Mr. Cantu received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a minor in Criminal Justice from Texas A&M, College International. He earned his Master of Science in Educational Administration from Texas A&M, International. Currently, Mr. Cantu is pursuing his doctorate from Texas A&M College Station and currently writing his dissertation. His dissertation focuses on college completion factors for high school students.
Mr. Cantu began his educational career as a classroom teacher, coach and vice-principal in Alice ISD, Laredo United ISD and Freer ISD. He served as Freer High School principal prior to joining the rank of Superintendent. Mr. Cantu is a strong advocate for high school and college success for all his students. He leads several key initiatives to support the post-secondary efforts of his high school students.
Besides his dedication to education, Mr. Cantu owns five horses and is involved with his high school student level rodeo activities. His wife, Michele, also an educator and coach, joins him on following the high school events involving student rodeo competition and enjoys coaching her daughter, Cameran, in athletic events. Their daughter, Cameran, a high school student, is an active member of the student rodeo circuit engaging in barrel racing and roping events. Their daughter, Makayla, is a senior at Texas A&M, College Station.