From his grandfather to charismatic President John F. Kennedy, Tom Kelchner takes inspiration from personal and global leaders. The common denominators among his heroes were their altruistic and modestly humble approach to the world. Actions speak louder than words. He has shown his belief in big action with big rewards throughout his career.
Tom is a proud member of the Rotary Club of Baytown where he served as club president and multiple leadership roles. 
He is a 33-year veteran of public education with the bulk of that served in Dallas Independent School District. He has worked in nearly every level of education, from a teacher to assistant principal, dean of instruction, principal, and director positions.  He has served students at all levels, including elementary, middle, high school, and special education. The heartbeat of his pursuits has always been scholarship and learning.
Tom and has served on numerous school, district, and community committees working with students, parents, board trustees, superintendents, executive-level management, and community leaders from all walks of life.