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Bangs ISD Board names lone finalist for superintendent.
Dr. Josh Martin has been named lone finalist for the position of superintendent by the Bangs ISD Board of Trustees. The unanimous vote took place during a special meeting held Friday, March 6th.
Texas law requires school districts to release the names of lone finalists 21 days before the meeting in which the Board of Trustees will take a final vote on employment.
Martin currently serves as the Chief Academic Officer in Farmersville ISD. Dr. Martin has also served in roles in the district as the Director of Special Programs and Assessment, and principal of Farmersville Junior High.
Martin earned his Bachelor of Science in 2002 from the University of North Texas, a Master of Education from the University of North Texas in 2008, and a Doctor of Education from Nova Southeastern University in 2011.
Martin said he was greatly honored for the opportunity to lead Bangs ISD.
“I am extremely excited to accept this position, and look forward to bringing my family to Bangs and begin working within this great community and with the hard working teachers and staff of Bangs ISD.”
“We began the process of searching for our new superintendent last fall,” stated Eric Lykins, Bangs ISD School Board President. “The board worked hard to develop our vision for the new superintendent to lead Bangs ISD into a new decade. I want to compliment and thank my fellow board members for countless hours of work, long weekends and a lot of prayer to guide us through this decision. We entered 2020 with a clear vision and direction for our perspective superintendent. Dr. Martin’s enthusiasm, excitement and passion for education is captivating. We believe he and his family will be a true asset and blessing to the entire Bangs community.” In closing Lykins stated “It’s a great day to be a Dragon.”
Dr. Martin has a tentative start date in Bangs ISD of May 1, 2020.