Dr. Russell Marshall, Superintendent of Mabank ISD, has been named the 2007 Region 10 Superintendent of the Year. Marshall was considered with other candidates by a screening committee on June 21, 2006 and his selection was announced in the Region 10 ESC Board meeting which followed. Steve Overton, Vice-Chair of the Region 10 Board and member of the selection committee, announced Marshall's name and commended all the candidates and the process. The selection committee was composed of members of boards of trustees of Region 10 school districts and has traditionally included a member of the Region 10 ESC board.
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 all regional winners in August and select five state finalists. As a preliminary to the combined TASB/TASA Convention, the committee will interview the five finalists on October 6 and choose the 2007 Texas Superintendent of the Year. The presentation of that award will be made on October 8 at the TASB/TASA Convention.
Marshall has 16 years of administrative experience, serving the last three years as Mabank ISD superintendent. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees from Stephen F. Austin University and was awarded his EdD from Baylor University in 1997. He is an active school board trainer who also currently serves as an Adjunct Professor of Education Administration at UT, Tyler.
Dr. Jill Shugart, Executive Director of Region 10 ESC, expressed appreciation for the boards who participated in the Superintendent of the Year process. Shugart particularly thanked the Mabank ISD Board and its president, Gary Sapp, for nominating Dr. Marshall as a "qualified and deserving candidate who represents all the superintendents of Region 10 very well." Marshall's nomination joins a process begun by TASB in 1984. The S.O.T.Y. program was developed to recognize Texas superintendents for achievement and excellence in public school administration.