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Interim Superintendent Dr. James M. Largent 


Dr. James M. Largent is currently a retired superintendent and founder and CEO of Largent Consulting LLC. He 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.

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.

Updated: March 24, 2023

James Largent, NBISD Interim Superintendent