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Dr. Jason Bullock - Deputy Superintendent
Dr. Jason Bullock - Superintendent

Dr. Jason Bullock was named Superintendent in May of 2024. He has served as the Deputy Superintendent in Magnolia ISD since 2020 after joining the district as Assistant Superintendent for Administration in 2012. Over that time, Dr. Bullock’s responsibilities have included the hiring and supervision of campus and district administrators, district policy development, and coordinating major district initiatives.

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, Principal of Temple High School, and finally Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction. He was named the Texas Foreign Language Association Secondary Administrator of the Year for 2011.

Dr. Bullock was born in Houston, Texas, and grew up in Jackson, Mississippi. He holds BA and MA Degrees in History from Abilene Christian University where he also played baseball. He later graduated with a doctorate in Educational Leadership (Ed.D.) from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. 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. Claire is a current MISD student. Brooke is a graduate of Abilene Christian University and currently pursuing her master's degree and Emma attends Abilene Christian University.

 

Dr. Ben King - Chief Student Services Officer
 
Dr. Ben King - Assistant Superintendent of Administration

Dr. King was named Assistant Superintendent of Adminsitration in May of 2024. He previously served as the Chief Student Services Officer overseeing the Student Services Department, Special Services, Fine Arts, and Counseling. He is also the liaison to the Montgomery County Constable Office. He is also responsible for leadership development of Assistant Principals and Principals and campus culture.

Dr. King began his career in education in 2008 as an English teacher and coach at Magnolia Junior High in Magnolia ISD. He went on to serve as a teacher at Magnolia High School and Lone Star College - Montgomery, a curriculum coordinator in Magnolia ISD, and an Academic Coordinator at Magnolia Junior High before moving into administration. As a campus administrator, Dr. King has served the district as Principal of Bear Branch Junior High and later as Principal of
Magnolia West High School. In 2021, he began serving Magnolia ISD as the Executive Director of Student Services.

Dr. King was born in Orange, TX, and was raised in Bridge City, TX. He holds a BA in English from East Texas Baptist University, where he also played basketball, and a MA in English from Belmont University. He earned a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and wrote a dissertation on student engagement.

He and his wife Heather have two children, AnnElise and Langston, who both attend Magnolia ISD schools.

 

Dr. Erich Morris - CFO
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, TX, 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.

 

Dr. Brandon Garza
Dr. Brandon Garza - Chief Academic Officer
Dr. Garza assumed the role of Chief Academic Officer in June 2020.  His responsibilities include leading all facets of the district’s curriculum and instruction department, school accountability, and federal programs.

Dr. Garza has 21 years of administrative experience and most recently was the Director of Teaching and Learning for Magnolia ISD. He served as the principal of Magnolia West High School for 3 years and was also a principal in Humble ISD at Ross Sterling Middle School. Before becoming an administrator, Garza taught social studies, coached basketball, and served as a high school guidance counselor.

Garza holds a Bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University, a Master’s degree in Educational Management, and a Doctorate in Education Leadership, both from the University of Houston Clear Lake.  His dissertation research focused on teacher retention in low-socioeconomic schools.