Harbeson named new MISD Senior Director of Finance

On Dec. 1, the McKinney ISD board of trustees approved the hiring of  Marlene Harbeson as the district's new senior director of finance.

Harbeson previously served at Highland Park ISD as director of business services. She has nine years of experience in public education including serving as director of finance and interim CFO for Allen ISD and as assistant director of finance and special revenue fund accountant for Garland ISD.

“Marlene Harbeson is an outstanding addition to the McKinney ISD family and brings a tremendous track record of success and fiscal prudence,” said Chief Financial Officer Jason Bird in a news release. “We are pleased to welcome her to the district.”

According to MISD, Harbeson earned her bachelor of science in business management from LeTourneau University and her master of business administration in accounting from the University of Phoenix. She is a member of the Texas Association of School Business Officials and holds certification as a Registered Texas School Business Administrator.