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Dr. Todd Stephens
Dr. Todd Stephens
Superintendent
Dr. Todd Stephens currently serves as the Superintendent of the Magnolia Independent School District. For the previous ten years, he served as the Assistant Superintendent of Magnolia ISD with responsibilities for the supervision of the District's Curriculum and Instruction Department as well as Leadership Development within the District.

Dr. Stephens grew up in Temple, Texas, and was a product of the Temple Independent School District. Upon graduation from Temple High School, he attended Abilene Christian University where he earned a BS in Education.

He continued his education and earned a Master of Education Degree from Tarleton State University (TSU) in 1997. While at TSU, he served as a member of the initial cohort group of the New Century Educational Leadership Program (NCELP) at Tarleton State University.

In 2007, he received a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Prairie View A&M University. During his post-graduate studies at Prairie View, he was a member of the first doctoral cohort in educational leadership at Prairie View A&M University.

Dr. Stephens and his wife, Becky, live in Magnolia and have been married since 1981. They attend Conroe Church of Christ. Becky is a kindergarten teacher at Bear Branch Elementary School. They have two children, Sam (graduate of Sam Houston State University) and Holly (graduate of Texas Tech University).

Dr. Jason Bullock
Dr. Jason Bullock
Assistant Superintendent
Administration
Dr. Jason Bullock began working for Magnolia ISD as Assistant Superintendent for Administration in June 2012. His responsibilities include district policy, supervision of the MISD Administration Department, as well as principal mentorship and leadership development.

Dr. Bullock previously worked in Temple ISD serving in several positions during his time there including high school history teacher, department chair, advanced academic coordinator, and later principal of Temple High School. He was named the Texas Foreign Language Association Secondary Administrator of the Year for 2011. His final job in Temple ISD was Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction.

Dr. Bullock was born in Houston, Texas, and grew up in Jackson, Mississippi. He holds Bachelors ('95) and Masters ('98) degrees in History from Abilene Christian University where he also played baseball. He graduated with a doctorate in Educational Leadership (Ed.D.) from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in 2011. His dissertation research focused on college preparatory programs in Texas public high schools.

He lives in Magnolia with his wife, Kendra, who works as a nurse in the district. They have three daughters (Brooke, Emma, and Claire) who are MISD students.

Dr. Anita Hebert
Dr. Anita Hebert
Assistant Superintendent
Curriculum and Instruction
Dr. Anita Hebert began serving as the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction in 2012. She came to Magnolia ISD in 2002 to open the doors of Nichols Sawmill Elementary. She then served as Director of Language Arts since 2004. Her responsibilities include oversight of the district's overall instructional program, teacher training, and school leadership development.

Prior to coming to Magnolia, Dr. Hebert was a teacher in teacher in elementary and junior high for 13 years. She was an elementary assistant principal for three years and principal for six years. She has been named a Golden Apple Educator in the Waco area and has served on the Editorial Board of the National Association of Elementary School Principals. She has published two articles and presented at several conferences.

Dr. Hebert grew up in the small west Texas farming community of Littlefield, Texas. She holds her BA in Elementary Education/English and her Master's Degree in English from Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, TX. In addition, she completed the Educational Administration Certification program from Texas A&M and Lamar University and Superintendent Certification from the University of Texas program. Most recently, she earned the Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Lamar University in Beaumont, TX.

Dr. Hebert enjoys her position working with teachers all across Magnolia ISD and helping them to be the best that they can be. She has lived and worked in school districts all across Texas, from Orange to El Paso and points in between. She is passionately dedicated to the field of education and changing the lives of children.

She is married to Troy Hebert, a teacher/football coach at Magnolia High School, and they have 3 grown children (two who are Magnolia ISD graduates) and two granddaughters.

Erich Morris
Dr. Erich Morris
Assistant Superintendent of Operations

Dr. Erich Morris took over the role as Assistant Superintendent of Operations in August of 2016. His responsibilities include oversight of the departments of finance and business, transportation, food service, and maintenance. Prior to this role and since arriving at MISD in 2008, Dr. Morris worked as Chief Financial Officer for the district.

Before arriving in Magnolia, Dr. Morris worked as the lead financial and operations official in three other Texas public school districts for a total of eight years. Prior to entering the field of school finance, Erich worked as a Financial Adviser in The Woodlands for a major financial institution.

Dr. Morris was born in the small town of Goldthwaite, Texas and grew up in Livingston, Texas. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration ('99) with a major in Business Management from Texas A&M University-Kingsville, a Master of Science ('10) with a major in School Business Management from Texas A&M University-Commerce, and a Doctor of Education ('16) with a major in Education Leadership. Dr. Morris earned his Texas Superintendent Certification through the Texas A&M certification program where he was awarded the Distinguished Honor Graduate designation ranking him as the top student of his graduating class from within the TAMU College of Education. His dissertation research focused on superintendent perceptions of critical facets related to successful and unsuccessful school bond elections in Texas public schools.

Erich lives in the Magnolia area with his wife, Stacye, and two infant twin boys, Luke and Dane.