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Dr. Liggins named Superintendent to Watch


Greenville ISD Superintendent Dr. Demetrus Liggins was named one of only 24 Superintendents to Watch by the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA).

The national honor goes to school district leaders who have fewer than five years of experience as a superintendent and who demonstrate dynamic, fast-paced leadership with strong communication at its core. They use communication in innovative and effective ways to engage and inform their school communities and to expand two-way communication and outreach efforts.

“Dr. Liggins is an energetic, charismatic leader who inspires those around him to make our students’ academic achievement a top priority,” School Board President Dr. Kim Butcher said. “He has made a dramatic difference in Greenville ISD since he started in 2017, building powerful partnerships across the community. He launched innovative initiatives that open new doors for our students, including our Dual Language program, Early College High School and the Forever A Lion partnership with Texas A&M Commerce. He and his team have thoughtfully designed opportunities to prepare our students for college, career and military.”

Communication is an area where Dr. Liggins shines, Butcher said.

“He is gifted as a problem-solver and communicator who is able to explain complex issues and processes with clarity,” she said. “Dr. Liggins is bilingual in English and in Spanish, which allows him to connect with our broader community. With the challenges we are all facing as a result COVID-19, we feel very blessed to have such a gifted leader at the helm.”

Three of the 24 national honorees were from Texas school districts. Congratulations also go to  Dr. Brad Hunt of Coppell ISD and Dr. Jenny McGown of Klein ISD. You can see the entire list HERE.