Thursday, July 5, 2007
Marshall repeats as Region 10
‘Superintendent of the Year’
Special to the Monitor
MABANK–Mabank ISD Superintendent Dr. Russell D. Marshall has been named the 2007 Superintendent of the Year for Region 10.
Marshall was nominated by the Mabank Board of Trustees.
“Dr. Russell Marshall has been named Superintendent of the Year for Region 10 for the second year in a row,” Board President Gary Sapp said.
The Superintendent of the Year program was developed to recognize Texas superintendents for achievement and excellence in public school administration.
Winning this award two years in a row is a remarkable accomplishment, especially considering his competition this year included superintendents from such districts as Plano and Coppell, Sapp said.
“This award brings a positive recognition to Mabank ISD and all the communities of our district.
“We congratulate Dr. Marshall for receiving this well-deserved award and thank him for his continued leadership of our school district, ” Sapp said
Region 10 Education Service Center serves eight counties and 81 school districts in north Texas.
Dr. Buddy Echols, Executive Director of Region 10, expressed appreciation for the boards that participated in the Superintendent of the Year process. Echols particularly thanked the Mabank ISD Board and its president, Gary Sapp, for nominating Marshall as a “qualified and deserving candidate who represents all the superintendents of Region 10 very well.”
“I’m honored and humbled by this award.” Marshall said.
He credits the board for developing an environment for student achievement, focusing on what is best for students and supporting the shared vision and team approach.
He also praised his staff for their implementation of successful programs.
He accepted the award on behalf of the MISD teachers and staff who work hard every day for the children of the district.
Marshall has 17 years of administrative experience, serving the last four years as Mabank ISD superintendent. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Stephen F. Austin University and earned his doctorate from Baylor University in 1997.
Marshall is an active school board trainer and serves as an adjunct professor of education administration at Texas A&M Commerce. He has done extensive research and presentations on education.
Marshall’s selection will now move on to the next level for consideration.
The Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) state selection committee will interview regional winners in August and select five finalists.
From the five finalists one will be chosen the 2007 Texas Superintendent of the Year.
The award presentation will be made in September at the TASB/TASA Convention in Dallas.
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