Superintendent of Texarkana, AR ISD stepping down | People
Texarkana Arkansas School District Superintendent Russell Sapaugh said he will retire from the position at the end of the school year.
Sapaugh began working in the same school district where he went to high school 38 years ago. In 2008, he became superintendent.
“I have invested much of my career in TASD,” said Sapaugh. “It has been an honor and a privilege to serve this community and work with the great educators and elected officials on our school board and in our city to ensure academic achievement for all students. As much as I love and will continue to love this district, it is time to shift my focus to doing other things that I love too.”
The TASD Board of Directors has contracted with McPherson and Jacobson, L.L.C. to conduct a superintendent search. “On behalf of the board, we are sad to see Superintendent Sapaugh leave as our District has made great strides under his leadership. As much as we would love for him to stay and have asked him to forego retirement, we respect his decision to spend more time with his family,” commented board president Carol Dalby. “The board’s goal in its association with McPherson and Jacobson, L.L.C. is to find that person who will continue and build upon the progress our district has made under Superintendent Sapaugh’s guidance.”