TISD Board of Trustees announce new Superintendent of Schools

Texarkana

TEXARKANA, Texas (KTAL/KMSS) – Texarkana Independent School District Board of Trustees on Tuesday officially announced the selection of Dr. Doug Brubaker as Superintendent of Schools.

The announcement was made at a specially- called a meeting Tuesday morning. Brubaker will replace former Paul Norton, who resigned earlier this year to accept the superintendent position at Lake Travis ISD.

Brubaker, who has served as superintendent of schools for Fort Smith Arkansas Public Schools since January 2017, will assume his new position on Jan. 4, 2021.

According to school board officials, Brubaker’s previous faced challenges and the demographics of the Fort Smith and prior to that, Garland, Texas, where he served as associate superintendent, make him a good fit for the TISD community.

“We are very please that we have found what we believe is the right person at the right time for TISD,” said Fred Norton Jr, president of the TISD Board of Trustees.

The search, which began in July, drew 46 candidates from seven states.

Brubaker is expected to take office on January 4th. Officials say until then he will be around campus and the community preparing for what he calls a 90-day entry plan.

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