Dr. Jerry Gibson
What is best for students is the imperative question that must be asked and answered when leading a district. I desire that the district that I lead be very prescriptive, proactive and strategic in what we are doing. What is best for students should define the working relationship of a superintendent and the school board and be placed at the forefront of every decision that is made.
One of the original reasons that Galveston ISD caught my attention, is the location. We have children and grandchildren who are in the greater Houston area and we have missed so many things in their lives. As I began to look into the school district itself, I learned of many opportunities for students and staff that matched my strengths and aligned with many of my experiences. When meeting with the school board, I saw seven individuals who have formed a team who want our students to be successful and have every opportunity afforded to them.
I feel that Galveston ISD has an incredible amount of opportunities for students. With two colleges, the health care, tourism and fabrication opportunities, to name a few, a graduate from Galveston Independent School District should be prepared for college or be workforce ready. It became obvious to me that there are more opportunities and possibilities for innovation than maybe any other district our size in the State of Texas.
Ed.D. in Professional Leadership from University of Houston
M.Ed. in Education Administration from Lamar University
BS from East Texas Baptist University
Superintendent of Schools - Marshall ISD (2016-2021)
Superintendent of Schools - Coldspring/Oakhurst CISD (2013-2016)
Executive Director of Secondary Education - Waco ISD (2011-2013)
Principal - Whitney HS, Whitney ISD (2010-2011)
Principal - Deweyville High School, Deweyville ISD (2008-2010)
Assistant Principal - Central Medical Magnet H.S., Beaumont ISD (2006-2008)
Teacher, Coach, Athletic Director at Multiple Schools (1989-2006)