Dr. Burnie Roper was selected as the seventh superintendent of the Lackland Independent School District in April 2009. He officially took over the school District on July 1, 2009 after serving five years as the high school principal.
Dr. Roper began his career in education as a mathematics teacher at S.J. Davis Middle School in 1991 and moved into school administration in 1996 working as an assistant principal for Southside, Judson and Fort Sam Houston ISDs before coming to Lackland in 2004.
Along with his public school career Dr. Roper was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the US Army in 1989 and retired from the US Army Reserves in 2020 at the rank of Colonel.
Dr. Roper earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio and holds a Masters degree from Texas A&M Kingsville and an Ed.D. from Nova Southeastern University.
He is married to Dr. LaWanda L. Roper and they have one son, Alvynne, who is a graduate of Texas State University.