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Current Deputy Superintendent of Teaching and Learning Linda Ellis has been appointed as Interim Superintendent of the Grand Prairie ISD by the Board of Trustees. The action follows in the wake of the tragic death last week of Dr. Susan Simpson Hull.
“We believe Ms. Ellis will preserve Dr. Hull’s vision while providing a continuity of leadership in all phases of the District,” said GPISD Board of Trustees President Burke Hall. “We will begin working with Ms. Ellis immediately to ensure Grand Prairie ISD is ready for an exciting, productive school year as we welcome back over 29,000 students.”
Ms. Ellis holds a Bachelor of Science degree from East Texas State University and a Master of Education degree from Texas A&M Commerce.
She has held a number of positions in the District including classroom Teacher, K-12 GT Facilitator, Administrative Intern, Assistant Principal (elementary and secondary), Principal, Curriculum Director, Executive Director, and Assistant Superintendent.
She currently serves as the Deputy Superintendent of Teaching and Learning with oversight of core curriculum, dyslexia services, special education, bilingual education, languages other than English, Response to Intervention, section 504, STEM education, and advanced academics.
Ms. Ellis will serve in an interim capacity until the Board conducts a formal search and names a new Superintendent of Schools. No timeline for that search has been developed at this time.