Serving since 2009, Magnolia ISD’s superintendent Todd Stephens has announced his retirement, according to a March 19 news release.

Zooming in

During his time as superintendent, Stephens led the district through the 2020 pandemic; brought the International Baccalaureate Diploma program to MISD; oversaw the passage of the 2015 and 2022 bond packages, which included new intermediate campuses; and helped support the community after the 2011 wildfires.

According to the release, Stephens first joined MISD as assistant superintendent in 1999, and has been in education for 43 years.

What they’re saying

  • “Todd has built a culture based on values, and his leadership has been a big part of shaping the district,” MISD Board President Gary Blizzard said in a statement.
  • “I am so blessed to have served as superintendent in this district,” Stephens said in a statement. “Working with our trustees and administration in MISD has been a privilege. When we look at our life's work, it is measured by the success of our students. We can see the difference we made as educators in the lives of our students.”

Stay tuned

Stephens will serve through the remainder of the 2023-24 school year. MISD’s goal is to have a new superintendent named by the start of the 2024-25 school year, district officials confirmed in an email.