Fred Campos grew up in Grapevine, Texas and studied Computer Science at the University of North Texas in Denton. In 1996, he created a remittance software company and bought a house the Rustic Woods neighborhood in Bedford, Texas. Fred recalls looking everywhere for a home, but his realtor repeatedly showed him homes in HEB ISD because of the excellent reputation of the schools.
Fred & Karen met each other at the University of North Texas through InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. Their paths would cross again 12 years later finding Fred a single custodial father to Caitlyn from a previous relationship. Karen had earned both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Elementary Education. She was a 3rd grade teacher and Science lead at O.C. Taylor Elementary in the Grapevine Colleyville ISD.
Karen and Fred were married in 2001. Today, Caitlyn is a clarinet playing, band marching, International Baccalaureate pursuing, Spanish speaking, 10th grader at L.D. Bell High School. Their middle son, Zachary, is a GT (Gifted and Talented) learning, chess playing, computer game designing, Honor Choir singing, Arabic and Spanish speaking, 6th grader at Viridian Elementary. Their youngest son, Daniel, prefers to play outside and shows high interest in sports. This fall he will be starting Kindergarten at Meadow Creek Elementary and beginning Spanish Immersion in 1st grade, like his sister and brother.
Today, Fred Campos owns a website company called, DFW Website Designers and a custom software development company called, Software Online Solution Services. Both are located in Euless, Texas. Fred was highly involved at Meadow Creek, Harwood Junior High, and Bedford Junior High being a custodial father to Caitlyn. This involvement continued in many ways with Zachary. For example, Fred assisted, quizzed and chaperoned Zachary’s 4th grade class field trip to Austin. Additional, Fred volunteers his time by mentoring a group of high school kids through Trojan Talk program at Trinity High School.
Everyone knows kids tell all. Here’s a comment from Caitlyn. “My dad is everywhere! For seven years he changed the marque at Meadow Creek every week. He was involved in my classroom parties, the parent reading programs, and Field Days. He knows all my teachers and principals. It’s embarrassing, awful and awesome all at the same time.”
And not to be outdone, here’s a comment from Zachary. “My dad has taught me several programming languages and together we have re-written and digitized games like Yahtzee from scratch. He took a full day off and chaperoned my 4th grade trip to Austin. He’s an involved dad and will be good for our schools. He has my vote!”
Fred comes from a diverse background and understands the needs of kids in our community. He recognizes that HEB represents single families, blended families, nuclear families, and special needs families all of which have varying social, economic, and language backgrounds. His goal is to help provide for and ensure a rich education that reaches ALL students in the district for their future success.
For more information about Fred, his family, and how he thinks, visit his father custody blog at www.DaddyGotCustody.com