• Dr. Jerry Gibson
    Galveston ISD

    Jerry Gibson, Ed.D. is an experienced leader with a wealth of knowledge and proven success in the field of education.  A native Texan, Gibson obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from East Texas Baptist University and Master of Education degree through Lamar University; he earned a doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Houston.

    He has served as a teacher, coach, athletic director, assistant principal, and principal in both private and public education institutions. Before coming to Galveston, Gibson served as superintendent for Marchall ISD for four years and Coldspring-Oakhurst Consolidated Independent School District for the three years. Before that, Gibson worked in central administration at Waco ISD where he was executive director of secondary education serving 11 campuses and over 6500 students. His core philosophy centers on the idea that people make the difference in education, through cooperation, dedication, and accountability. He leads districts to be student-centered and to make decisions that are best for students.

    Gibson lives on Galveston Island with his wife, Tammy. He has three children; Andrew works in finance, Alaina works for Dickinson ISD, and Alicen directs a daycare and is pursuing her degree in education. The Gibson’s also have five grandchildren; Kynlee, Easton, Kanon, Emmett, and Bria.

  • Education:

    Ed.D. in Professional Leadership from University of Houston

    M.Ed. in Education Administration from Lamar University

    BS from East Texas Baptist University


    Professional History:

    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)