About Dr. Coburn
Dr. Coburn is a native Houstonian and a lifelong Texan, and he is entering his 23rd year in education. After earning a Bachelor’s degree in Music from the University of Texas, Dr. Coburn taught band in the Houston and Austin areas while earning his Master’s degree from Southwest Texas State. Dr. Coburn spent 10 years as a campus administrator before moving into central office in the Tyler Independent School District. While in Tyler ISD, Dr. Coburn completed his Ph.D. from Texas A&M University. Before being named Superintendent of Decatur ISD in 2019, Dr. Coburn served as Chief Schools Officer in Lewisville ISD.
Dr. Coburn and his wife, Cayce, have been married 22 years and are looking forward to moving into their dream home in Decatur. They have two children in college: their oldest, Dean, is a Senior theatre major at the University of Houston, and their youngest, Emerson, is a Freshman kinesiology major and a member of the volleyball team at Texas A&M Commerce. In his free time, Dr. Coburn loves movies, music, playing with his dog, and all things sports. He claims to be an “Unapologetic Houston Astros fan”, but when it comes to high school, he bleeds Decatur blue!