86R18644 ST-D
  By: Bell of Kaufman H.R. No. 811
         WHEREAS, Dr. Russell D. Marshall is retiring in 2019 as
  superintendent of the Mabank Independent School District, drawing
  to a close an exemplary tenure that has spanned 16 years; and
         WHEREAS, Dr. Marshall began his 38-year career in education
  as a teacher and bus driver in Gary ISD; he went on to work for
  Ferris ISD before becoming a secondary principal in Tenaha ISD,
  where he was named superintendent in 1988, making him the youngest
  person to hold that position in Texas at the time; in the subsequent
  years, he served as assistant superintendent of Henderson ISD, as
  well as an associate professor at both Stephen F. Austin State
  University and The University of Texas at Tyler; in June 2003, he
  was hired as superintendent of Mabank ISD, and during his time at
  the district's helm, he has played an instrumental role in
  fostering a supportive and challenging educational environment for
  MISD students; and
         WHEREAS, A leader in his profession, Dr. Marshall has served
  the University Interscholastic League in numerous capacities,
  including as a member of its Waiver Review Board and as chair of the
  Legislative Council and the Music Committee; moreover, he has
  helped train many Texas administrators through principal and
  superintendent courses; in honor of his achievements, he was twice
  named Region 10 Superintendent of the Year; this esteemed Texan has
  further benefited his community as a deacon at First Baptist Church
  Mabank; and
         WHEREAS, Dr. Marshall is a graduate of Timpson High School,
  and he holds an associate degree from Panola College, a bachelor's
  degree in business administration and a master's degree in
  education from Stephen F. Austin State University, and a doctorate
  in educational leadership from Baylor University; and
         WHEREAS, In all his endeavors, Dr. Marshall enjoys the love
  and support of his wife, Tammye; he is the proud father of four
  children, Jordan, Griffin, Landon, and Alden, and he has had the
  pleasure of watching his family grow to include a granddaughter,
  Emma; and
         WHEREAS, Through his dedication, professionalism, and
  commitment to excellence, Dr. Russell Marshall has helped many
  young Texans acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed,
  and his contributions will be remembered and appreciated for years
  to come; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 86th Texas
  Legislature hereby congratulate Dr. Russell D. Marshall on his
  retirement as superintendent of the Mabank Independent School
  District and extend to him sincere best wishes for the future; and,
  be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for Dr. Marshall as an expression of high regard by the
  Texas House of Representatives.