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gibsonDr. Jerry Gibson was named the 23rd Superintendent of Schools in the history of Marshall's public school system in June of 2016. He officially began the post on July 1, 2016, joining the Maverick Family after serving three years as Superintendent of Schools in Coldspring-Oakhurst ISD.

Under Dr. Gibson's leadership, Marshall ISD achieved a Met Standard accountability rating in his first year as superintendent and the district saw its list of "Improvement Required" campuses drop from six to just two. He also oversaw the district's move from 10 campuses to just seven as a result of the Legacy 2017 bond program. Marshall ISD opened three new elementary schools, a renovated elementary school and a new junior high school in the fall of 2017.

Dr. Gibson earned a Bachelor of Science from East Texas Baptist University in 1993 with additional studies at Prairie View A&M University, Stephen F. Austin State University and Texas Southern University. He holds a Master of Education from Lamar University, and a Doctorate of Education in Professional Leadership from the University of Houston.

Prior to serving at Coldspring-Oakhurst, Dr. Gibson was Executive Director of Secondary Education in Waco ISD from 2011-2013. He served as Principal at Whitney High School in Whitney ISD and also as Principal at Deweyville High School in Deweyville ISD. He has also served as an Assistant Principal at Central Magnet High School in Beaumont ISD.

Dr. Gibson has worked as a teacher, coach and athletic director at multiple schools during his career, with experience teaching Social Studies, Behavioral Science, Health, Earth Science and Physical Education.

Per MISD Board Policy, BJA (LEGAL):

"A superintendent is the educational leader and chief executive officer of a district. Education Code 11.201(a)

The duties of a superintendent include:

• Assuming administrative responsibility and leadership for the planning, organization, operation, supervision, and evaluation of the education programs, services, and facilities of a district and for the annual performance appraisal of the district’s staff.

• Except as provided by Education Code 11.202 (duties of principal) [see DK and DP], assuming administrative authority and responsibility for the assignment, supervision, and evaluation of all personnel of a district other than the superintendent.

• Overseeing compliance with the standards for school facilities.

• Initiating the termination or suspension of an employee or the non renewal of an employee’s term contract.

• Managing the day-to-day operations of a district as its administrative manager, including implementing and monitoring plans, procedures, programs, and systems to achieve clearly defined and desired results in major areas of district operations.

• Preparing and submitting to a board a proposed budget and administering the budget.

• Preparing recommendations for policies to be adopted by a board and overseeing the implementation of adopted policies.

• Developing or causing to be developed appropriate administrative regulations to implement policies established by a board.

• Providing leadership for the attainment and, if necessary, improvement of student performance in a district based on the state’s student achievement and quality of learning indicators and other indicators as may be adopted by the Commissioner or the board.

• Organizing a district’s central administration.

• Consulting with the district-level committee.

• Ensuring:
a. Adoption of a Student Code of Conduct and enforcement of that Code of Conduct; and
b. Adoption and enforcement of other student disciplinary rules and procedures as necessary.

• Submitting reports as required by state or federal law, rule, or regulation, and ensuring that a copy of any report required by federal law, rule, or regulation is also delivered to TEA.

• Providing joint leadership with a board to ensure that the responsibilities of the board and superintendent team are carried out; and

• Performing any other duties assigned by action of a board.

Education Code 11.201(d)

In addition, a superintendent shall, on a day-to-day basis, ensure the implementation of the policies created by the board. Education Code 11.1512(a)

A board and a superintendent shall work together to:

• Advocate for the high achievement of all district students;

• Create and support connections with community organizations to provide community-wide support for the high achievement of all district students;

• Provide educational leadership for a district, including leadership in developing the district vision statement and long-range educational plan;

• Establish district-wide policies and annual goals that are tied directly to the district’s vision statement and long-range educational plan;

• Support the professional development of principals, teachers, and other staff; and

• Periodically evaluate board and superintendent leadership, governance, and teamwork.

Education Code 11.1512(b)


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