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Fort Bend ISD Announces Lone Finalist for New Superintendent

(FORT BEND ISD) – The Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees selected Dr. Marc Smith from Duncanville ISD as the lone finalist for superintendent. Texas state law requires school districts to implement a 21-day waiting period before an official contract is offered. Smith is scheduled to sign his contract on Jan. 8, 2024.

Smith started his career in education as a classroom teacher and coach before advancing into campus and district leadership. He has served in public schools for more than 30 years, nearly twelve of those years serving as superintendent in Duncanville ISD and Marshall ISD. He has received numerous recognitions and accolades for his exceptional leadership in this role. Most honorably, in 2020, he was selected as the Region 10 Superintendent of the Year followed by the Board of Trustees being recognized as a Top 5 State Honor Board in 2021.

“We are excited to announce that Dr. Marc Smith has been named as Fort Bend ISD’s lone finalist for superintendent of schools. Dr. Smith is a familiar face in our district and community having served in Fort Bend ISD for six years as an executive principal and assistant superintendent before accelerating to a successful career in the superintendency. He is known around the state as a strategic leader with a heart for people, and the FBISD Board of Trustees believes his reputation of building unity with a relentless focus on student success makes him the ideal leader for our district,” said Fort Bend ISD board president Judy Dae.

“The opportunity to return to Fort Bend ISD feels like a homecoming. I am honored to rejoin the district and community as your superintendent and look forward to reconnecting with the people and traditions that have always inspired me,” said Smith.

Smith holds a doctorate from the University of Houston in Administration and Supervision and a master’s from Prairie View A&M University in Administration and Supervision. His bachelor’s degree was earned from Texas Southern University in Human Performance.


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