• Superintendent of Schools

    Dr. Jerry Gibson

    Dr. Jerry Gibson
    contact info:
    JerryGibson@gisd.org
    409-766-5121

    Meet the Superintendent

    Dr. Jerry Gibson comes to Galveston ISD from Marshall ISD, where he served as superintendent of schools for more than four years. Before that, he led Coldspring-Oakhurst CISD as its superintendent of schools and has also worked in Waco ISD as the executive director of secondary education.

    In his four years at Marshall ISD, the district saw a sharp increase in STAAR test scores and an improved accountability rating, the establishment of a dual-credit CTE program, a reduction in the overall budget by more than $2 million, and a successful discipline matrix ensuring fair and consistent treatment of every student.

    A native Texan, Gibson obtained his Bachelor of Science from East Texas Baptist University, Master of Education through Lamar University, and a doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Houston.

    “What is best for students?” is the imperative question that must be asked and answered when leading a district and should define the working relationship of a superintendent and the school board and be placed at the forefront of every decision. I desire that the district I lead be very prescriptive, proactive, and strategic in what we are doing.

    One of the original reasons that Galveston ISD caught my attention is its 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 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 that wants to have our students be successful and have every opportunity afforded to them.

    I feel that Galveston ISD has an incredible number of opportunities for students. With three colleges, health care, and tourism, 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 incredible advantages and possibilities for innovation in Galveston than maybe any other district our size in the state of Texas.

     
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