Jessica Bayless Named MISD Special Ed Director

MARSHALL – Marshall ISD’s Board of Trustees approved the hiring of Jessica Bayless as the district’s new Director of Special Education during a special-called meeting Monday afternoon in the Pat Smith-Gasperson Board Room.

Bayless comes to MISD from Cumberland Academy in Tyler, where she served as Special Programs Director since August of 2013.

Bayless earned a master’s in Educational Leadership from the University of Texas-Tyler in 2012. She had previously earned a bachelor’s degree in Audiology and Speech Language Pathology from Brigham Young University in 2001.

She earned her alternative certification for Special Education Teachers from Region 17 in Midland in 2003.

Bayless previously served as a Virtual English Teacher with Englishunt from 2009-2013, following a stint with Educate, Inc., from 2005-2009 as a online teacher/trainer for Math and Reading. She served as a self-contained Special Education teacher at Azleway Charter School in Tyler from 2003-2006, and was a resource/inclusion teacher at Big Spring ISD in 2002-2003.

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