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Meet HEB ISD’s Director of Safety & Security Dan Phillips


Dan Phillips
HEB ISD is proud to introduce Dan Phillips, our Director of Safety & Security. Dan grew up in Bedford, attended Harwood Junior High, and graduated from Trinity High School. He has two bachelor’s degrees from Texas A&M University, in Psychology and English, and is currently working on his master’s degree in Counseling.


Dan’s law enforcement career includes leadership roles in both addressing and preventing safety incidents. After beginning his career as a Deputy Sheriff in Brazos County he joined the United States Marshals, where he worked on fugitive task forces across Texas and was a first responder at the Pentagon on 9/11. He was selected as the first operational Chief for the U.S. Marshals Service peer support program and the Chief of the Office of Crisis Services. In roles like these, he supervised the Critical Incident Response Team, the agency Employee Assistance Program, and developed the Employee Resiliency Program, which focused on emotional survival and officer wellness. Along the way, Dan was recognized with six U.S. Marshals Director’s awards, including Operational Employee of the Year.

Dan shares his dedication to the safety needs of our students, staff, and visitors. “I’ve had an extensive career so far, but of all the things I have ever done, I believe that this is the most important job I have ever held.”

Please be assured HEB ISD will keep security at the forefront and if you ever have questions about school safety, please contact campus leadership.