• Duncanville ISD Senior Leadership Team

    Dr. Marc Smith, Superintendent of Schools  
    Dr. Marc Smith, Superintendent
    The Superintendent serves as the school district's instructional leader and CEO, overseeing all district programs, operations, and administration.
    Melissa Kates, Chief of Staff
    Melissa Kates, Chief of Staff
    Oversees 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 Officer
    Cathy Sewell, Chief Academic Officer
    Oversees 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 Schools
    Oversees 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 Schools
    Samuel D. Nix, Chief of Schools
    Oversees 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, Asst. Superintendent of Personnel   
    Kathleen Brown,  Assistant Superintendent of Personnel 
    Oversees 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 Operations 
    Oversees all district operations including Maintenance & Custodial, Nutrition Services, Purchasing, Transportation, and Warehouse services.
    Tiara Richard  
    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, Chief Financial Officer
    Dr. Edd Bigbee, Interim Chief Financial Officer
    Oversees the district's budget and supervises Business Services, which includes Accounting, Payroll, and Benefits.
    Shawntee Cowan, Chief Technology Officer   
    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.