Marc Smith, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Duncanville Independent School District (ISD)
Marc Smith, Ed.D., is a high-energy, analytical leader with 28 years of experience in education. He has served as superintendent of schools for Duncanville Independent School District since 2016. In 2020, Smith achieved the prestigious honor of being named Region 10 Superintendent of the Year and completed the National Superintendent Certification Program with the American Association of School Administrators (AASA).
In 2021, Smith nominated the Duncanville ISD Board of Trustees for the Outstanding School Board recognition and the team was selected as one of the top five school boards in the state of Texas.
Smith has a reputation for cultivating talent and strategically producing results. During his tenure, Duncanville ISD completed a $102.54 million bond, and through careful financial management saved the district more than $3 million. In 2018, he led the district through a Tax Ratification Election, which received overwhelming support from voters to provide $5.2 million in additional annual revenue to the school district without increasing the school tax rate.
As a visionary, Smith developed academic opportunities in Duncanville ISD by expanding school choice and actively marketing innovative programs available to students. He launched a “My Future. My Choice.” marketing campaign that showcased the creation of the district’s Early College High School, known as the Collegiate Academy, and extended choice programs to each of the district’s middle schools. The campaign also highlighted the growth of pre-kindergarten opportunities in the district, including the addition of 3-year-old students. In 2021–22, the district launched the first elementary choice program with the Charles Acton Leadership Academy.
Prior to joining Duncanville ISD, Smith served as the superintendent of Marshall ISD from 2012 until 2016.
Smith holds a doctorate in Administration and Supervision from the University of Houston and a master’s in Administration and Supervision from Prairie View A&M University. He earned his bachelor’s in Human Performance from Texas Southern University. Additionally, in 2010, he completed the Urban Superintendent Academy at Harvard University.