Posted Date: 06/03/2023
The 2023-2024 school year will be my 27th year in teacher education. I have worked in various districts such as Sulphur Springs ISD (my hometown), Paris ISD (where I graduated from HS), Clarksville ISD, Paris Junior College (Paris, SS, & Greenville), and currently, North Hopkins ISD. I have also done some work with Windham School District through TDCJ in the prison education program.
I have worked various roles in schools such as ESL teacher (5-12), HS English teacher (DAEP 6-12, Accelerated Credit, 10th grade regular ELA), elementary assistant principal, and elementary principal. I have also spent quite a few years in higher education teaching those who desired to become future teachers in Introduction to the Teaching Profession, Introduction to Special Populations, and monitoring student teachers during their senior year of college. I have had student teachers at North Lamar ISD, Paris ISD, Trinity Christian Academy, and Mt. Pleasant ISD.
I received my Bachelor of Arts in English (1996), Master of Education in Educational Administration (2004), and Doctor of Education in Supervision, Curriculum, & Instruction (2013) from Texas A&M University - Commerce. However, I can't forget Paris Junior College, where I received my Associate of Science in 1994.
I completed the Superintendent Program through Lamar University in 2019-2020. My superintendent internship was with Paris ISD and Mr. Paul Jones. My most current role is Director of Curriculum, Instruction, Accountability, State and Federal Programs with North Hopkins ISD, which is about the same size as Clarksville ISD with 535 students. In this role I work very closely with the superintendent and the day to day operations of the district.
Many people want to know my future plans for Clarksville ISD. It is a very simple answer. It is to continue moving forward from the foundation laid with Mrs. Pam Bryant and Dr. Kermit Ward.
Dr. Marian Ellis
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." -Nelson Mandela