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UPDATE: Marshall ISD names interim superintendent

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Marshall ISD interim Superintendent Dr. Brian Nichols Marshall ISD interim Superintendent Dr. Brian Nichols
Former Marshall ISD Superintendent Bruce Gearing (Courtesy: East Texas Baptist University) Former Marshall ISD Superintendent Bruce Gearing (Courtesy: East Texas Baptist University)
MARSHALL, TX (KSLA) -

The Marshall, Texas, Independent School District named an interim superintendent Monday night.

Former ETBU Dean of Education and former MISD superintendent Dr. Brian Nichols will work with outgoing superintendent Bruce Gearing until he leaves at the end of the month for Dripping Springs.

Gearing resigned from Marshall ISD last week after he accepted a position as superintendent of schools in Dripping Springs, Texas. The DSISD Board of Trustees unanimously voted Gearing as the lone finalist at a special meeting on January 3rd.  A special DSISD board meeting has been tentatively scheduled for January 5th.

"This is an opportunity for me career-wise but also for my family," said Gearing. "We have always been city people. We have always wanted to live in a big city and this gives us the opportunity to do that. We love Austin and we always have since we came to the United States almost 15 years ago."

Gearing had served as the Marshall ISD superintendent since 2009.

The school board still must decide on a permanent replacement for Gearing.

The new superintendent will face major budget constraints because of state budget cuts.

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