richele langley


Superintendent of Schools 
 Phone: 903-927-8701

We hope the links and information below can help you, but do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions or concerns. Go Mavs!

Texas Education Agency
School Board
Open Records/Texas Public Information Act
Superintendent Contract
School Attendance Zones
• COVID-19 Mitigation Protocols/Reopening Plan

Dr. Richele Langley was officially hired as Superintendent of Schools in Marshall ISD on April 26, 2021. Dr. Langley is a 1983 graduate of Marshall High School and spent 22 of her 31 years in education in MISD prior to being named Superintendent. Dr. Langley served as a teacher, principal and district administrator, and was Executive Director of Curriculum, Instruction and School Improvement from 2012-2015. She spent six years as Deputy Director of Region 8 Educational Service Center from 2015-2021 before being named MISD Superintendent. Richele and her husband, Randy, have two grown children who are also alumni of MISD: son Blake (MHS Class of 2009) is currently the Principal at Price T. Young Fine Arts Academy in Marshall ISD, and daughter Taylor (MHS Class of 2012) is an ER/Trauma Nurse. Dr. Langley's mother, Patsy Bailey, also resides in Marshall and has been a longtime realtor in the area.

Role/Duties of the Superintendent

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)

Meet the MISD Executive Leadership Team

Richele Langley, Ed.D.

Richele Langley, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools

Susie Byrd

Susie Byrd

Assistant Superintendent of Business & Finance

Andy Chilcoat

Andy Chilcoat

Assistant Superintendent for Auxiliary Services

Debbie Crooms (debbie.crooms)

Debbie Crooms (debbie.crooms)

Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction

Ana Ramirez

Ana Ramirez

Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent

Jessica Scott

Jessica Scott

Community Volunteer Coordinator | Secretary to the Board of Trustees