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James Largent, NBISD Interim Superintendent
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The NBISD Board of Trustees has announced the selection of Dr. James M. Largent as the Interim Superintendent of New Braunfels ISD. Largent is currently a retired superintendent and founder and CEO of Largent Consulting LLC. He will begin his new role at NBISD on March 27 due to the absence created by the resignation of Superintendent Cade Smith.

"The Board of Trustees is very excited that Dr. Largent will be returning to support our district once again,” said Eric Bergquist, NBISD Board President. “He did a great job for us as interim Superintendent two years ago and he was our first call when this need arose again. We look forward to working with him again and are excited he will lead the district through the end of the school year.  We know our Unicorn community will welcome him back."

Largent has more than 33 years of experience in education including more than 21 years as a superintendent in three school districts in Texas. Before retiring in 2018, he worked six years (2012-2018) as the superintendent of Granbury ISD, 11 years (2001-2012) as superintendent in Rusk ISD and three years (1998-2001) as superintendent in Chireno ISD. His prior administrative experience includes four years (1994-1998) as the high school principal in Queen City ISD and three years (1991-1994) as the high school assistant principal at Coldspring-Oakhurst CISD.

Largent earned his doctorate in Education Leadership and master’s degree in administration from Sam Houston State. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education and completed three years of post-graduate work in Education Leadership at Lamar University. In 1995, he completed his Superintendent Certification from Texas A&M University in Commerce.

"I am honored once again to have been selected to work with the students and staff at New Braunfels ISD,” said Dr. Largent. “I thoroughly enjoyed the time I spent with the team, staff and community previously and can’t wait to get back. I look forward to continuing the great things going on in NBISD, and I want everyone to know how excited I am to get to work first thing Monday morning."

During his career he also served as a Mentor Superintendent through the Texas Association of School Administrators and is a Registered Provider for Board and Administrator Training through the Texas Education Agency.

He previously served as a board member and Chairman of the Board for the Lake Granbury Medical Center as well as board member and Chairman of the Board of the Granbury Chamber of Commerce. He and his wife, Jeri, have two adult children.

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