Duncanville ISD Senior Leadership TeamDr. Marc Smith, SuperintendentThe Superintendent serves as the school district's instructional leader and CEO, overseeing all district programs, operations, and administration.Melissa Kates, Chief of StaffOversees provides operational assistance by managing special projects and leading key initiatives, resolving complex issues that require executive leadership. Serves as a key strategic planner and adviser to the Superintendent.Cathy Sewell, Chief Academic OfficerOversees Curriculum & Instruction, including Special Education, Bilingual/ESL, State and Federal Programs, Assessment and Accountability, CTE/College & Career Readiness, Counseling Services and Innovation.Dr. Thurston Lamb, Chief of SchoolsOversees school leadership and operations support for Bilhartz Elementary, Central Elementary, Hastings Elementary, Hyman Elementary, Merrifield Elementary, Brandenburg Intermediate, Daniel Intermediate, Hardin Intermediate and Summit Education Center.Samuel D. Nix, Chief of SchoolsOversees school leadership, the Safety and Security department and provides operations support for Acton Elementary, Alexander Elementary, Fairmeadows Elementary, Smith Elementary, Byrd Middle, Kennemer Middle, Reed Middle, Duncanville High School, DHS Collegaite Academy, and PACE.Kathleen Brown, Assistant Superintendent of PersonnelOversees human resources operations, including Risk Management.Joseph Copeland, Assistant Superintendent for Campus Support
Oversees support divisions including Student Services and Parent Relations, and Health Services.Andrea Fields, Assistant Superintendent for OperationsOversees all district operations including Maintenance & Custodial, Nutrition Services, Purchasing, Transportation, and Warehouse services.Tiara Richard, Chief Communications Officer
Oversees the district's Communication and Public Relations efforts including the district website, print and digital publications, video production, social media, community relations, and media relations.
Dr. Edd Bigbee, Interim Chief Financial OfficerOversees the district's budget and supervises Business Services, which includes Accounting, Payroll, and Benefits.Shawntee Cowan, Chief Technology Officer
Oversees the development, deployment, innovation, and utilization of information technology, instructional technology, and network security to support all district schools and departments.