MARSHALL, Texas – Marshall ISD’s Board of Trustees on Tuesday approved the recommendation of Superintendent Dr. Jerry Gibson to name Anika Perkins as the district’s new Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction.
The announcement was made during a Special Called Meeting of the school board Tuesday afternoon in the Pat Smith-Gasperson Board Room.
“We are delighted to add Anika Perkins to our administrative team here at MISD,” said Dr. Gibson. “Her experience with districts similar to MISD in size and demographics makes her a good fit for us. We are excited at the experience and knowledge she will bring as leader of our Department of Curriculum and Instruction.”
Perkins comes to MISD after serving as Project Manager for the Region 18 Education Service Center-Texas Center for Educator Effectiveness since 2013. This position saw her provide support for various school districts throughout the state with the implementation of the 2012 federal Teacher Incentive Fund Grant by providing trainings on learning communities, student learning objectives and growth measures, teacher and principal evaluation systems, and all matters related to curriculum and instruction, accountability and human capital management systems.
A native of Bossier City, La., Perkins earned a Bachelor of Science in English Education from Grambling State University in 1998, and earned a Master of Education in Educational Administration from Texas A&M University-Commerce in 2006.
Prior to her previous position at Region 18, Perkins served as Director of Professional Development in Lancaster ISD in 2012-2013, where she organized, created and presented professional development opportunities for all staff as well as creating a district-wide professional development plan and overseeing implementation of the district’s curriculum.
Perkins served as Principal at Bill Arnold Middle School in Grand Prairie ISD in 2011-2012, and served as Director of Curriculum and Instruction at Cedar Hill ISD from 2008-2001. Perkins has also served as Assistant Principal of Teaching and Learning at Grand Prairie High School in 2007-2008 and was Instructional Specialist at W.S. Permenter Middle School in Cedar Hill in 2006-2007.
Perkins began her professional career in the Dallas Independent School District as a teacher and administrator from 1998-2006.
As Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction at MISD, Perkins will oversee all aspects of staff development as well as implementation of the district’s curriculum in all programs. Her official start date in MISD will be Dec. 1, as she transitions from her current position at Region 18 to Marshall.