• Judd Marshall

    Judd Marshall



    Judd Marshall graduated from Leonard High School in Leonard, Texas, received his Bachelor’s Degree from Henderson State University and his Master’s Degree from Texas A&M University-Commerce. He holds a Mid-Management Certification and a Superintendent’s Certification from the state of Texas. Judd has been at Mount Pleasant Independent School District for 17 years serving as a teacher, coach, assistant principal, principal, assistant superintendent and superintendent. He comes from a family of educators where his father, mother, and brother have all been superintendents. He is married to the former Courtney Scally of Mount Vernon, Texas. He has a son named Tanner and a daughter named Tenley.

  • Mike Lide

    Mike Lide

    Deputy Superintendent,

    Curriculum & Instruction


    Mike Lide is a graduate of Rockwall High School and received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Education in Educational Leadership from Texas A&M University-Commerce. He earned his Superintendent certification from the University of Texas at Tyler. Mike began his career in education as a history teacher and coach with Fannindel ISD where he went on to serve as head football coach and high school principal. He is currently in his 9th year with Mount Pleasant ISD. During his tenure with MPISD, Mike has served as an assistant high school principal, elementary principal at Annie Sims Elementary, and deputy superintendent. Mike and his wife Jennifer have two children who both attend MPISD schools. The Lide family attends Greenhill United Methodist Church in Mount Pleasant.

  • Debra Malone

    Debra Malone

    Deputy Superintendent,

    Human Resources


    Debra Malone received her Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and her Masters of Education from East Texas State University (now Texas A&M-Commerce). She holds Mid-Management and Superintendent’s Certifications from the state of Texas. She has been with the District for 25 years, serving as a teacher, principal of the Community Learning Center and HR Director before being named Deputy Superintendent of Human Resources. Debra and her husband Tony have one son, a graduate of MPHS who left Mount Pleasant briefly to obtain a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Matthew and his wife Bethany, a teacher at Annie Sims Elementary School, have returned to make their home in Mount Pleasant and to continue the Tiger tradition.

  • Stacie Thompson

    Stacie Thompson

    Chief Financial Officer


    Stacie Thompson graduated with a Bachelors of Business Administration from Stephen F. Austin State University. She is a CPA and a Registered Texas School Business Official. Stacie has been with the district for 17 years.

  • Cory Homer

    Corey Homer

    Director of Athletics


    Corey Homer is a graduate of Mount Pleasant High School. He earned a football scholarship to Texas A&M-Commerce where he played football and earned his Bachelor of Science and Masters of Education degrees. He taught and coached at McKinney North High School (twice), John Tyler High School in Tyler and Plano East High School where he served as Assistant Head Football Coach. He joined MPISD in December 2013. Corey is married to the former Casie Elledge.

  • Shelley Derrick

    Shelley Derrick

    Director of Assessments


    Shelley Derrick is a graduate of Paul Pewitt High School. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M-Texarkana and her Master of Education from Texas A&M-Commerce. She had been in education for 29 years, 21 of those with MPISD. Her teaching career has covered teaching at all levels from Pre-K to Junior High school. She served MPISD as the Early Head Start Director and an MPHS Assistant Principal before moving into her current position. She and her husband Steve have four children and seven grandchildren.

  • Eva Beles

    Eva Beles

    Director of Bilingual / ESL Education


    Eva Beles was born in Honduras and moved to Sulphur Springs when she was 13. She graduated from Como-Pickton CISD and earned her bachelor's degree in Bilingual Education from Texas A&M Commerce. Eva first joined the district in 2002 teaching at Frances Corprew three years and four at Annie Sims Elementary School. Eva was named the Annie Sims, MPISD and Region 8 Elementary Teacher of the Year in 2009. She taught at Como-Pickton for two years to be closer to home, then spent two years at Mt. Vernon working with the dual language program before returning to MPISD in 2014. Eva’s’ husband Leonard is the Director of State and Federal Programs for the Region 8 ESC. They have two children, Andrea and Sidney.

  • Judith Saxton

    Judith Saxton, Ph.D., APR

    Director of Communication


    Judith Saxton received her Bachelor of Science degree from Arizona State University and her Master of Arts in Telecommunication and Ph.D. in Mass Media from Michigan State University. She earned her Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) from the Public Relations Society of America in 2003. Judi has worked in public relations for television and radio stations, consulted with radio stations, non-profits and the National Association of Broadcasters, taught at a number of universities and presented sessions at national and state professional and academic conferences. She has been with MPISD as Public Information Officer for 19 years.

  • Laura Stewart

    Laura Stewart

    Director of Food Services


    Laura Stewart has been with the Mount Pleasant ISD Food Service Department for 17 years beginning as a bread cook at the High School. She has been the Food Service Director for MPISD for over seven years. Laura has spent a total of 21 years in commercial food service with 19 of those in management positions. She is a graduate of the Texas Association For School Nutrition Directors Academy and has over 425 hours of training recognized by the Texas Department of Agriculture, which oversees school food service programs throughout the state of Texas.

  • Mart Graham

    Mart Graham

    Director of Operations


    Mart Graham is a graduate of Lovelady High School and earned his Bachelor of Science in Education with a major in Kinesiology and a minor in Physical Education from Stephen F. Austin State University. He has worked in education for thirty-three years. Mart has been with MPISD for nine years and served as Athletic Director/Head Coach for four years. He moved into his current position in December 2013. His wife of 34 years, Debbie Graham, retired from Education after 29 years. Their oldest son, Mart Jr. is a teacher/varsity Football coach with Athens ISD, son Stephen is an MPHS and SFA graduate and is in management training with Cotton Patch, and their daughter Katelynn, also a MPHS graduate, is a sophomore at Northeast Texas Community College.

  • Russell Luck

    Russell Luck

    Director of Maintenance


    Russell Luck was born and raised here in Mount Pleasant, Texas and is a graduate of Mount Pleasant High School. He graduated from Northeast Texas Community College with a degree in business. During the time that he attended both high school and college, Russell worked for a local air conditioning company where he remained for 16 years. He joined Mount Pleasant Independent School District in 2005 and was named Director of Maintenance in 2012. Russell, his wife Michelle (a 1st grade teacher at Annie Sims Elementary School) and their three children are members of First Baptist Church. Russell is the secretary for the Mount Pleasant Youth Baseball Association. His hobbies include coaching youth sports, hunting and fishing.

  • Shirley Peterson

    Shirley Peterson

    Director of State and Federal Programs


    Shirley Peterson is a graduate of Mount Pleasant High School, received her Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from Baylor University and her Master of Science in Educational Technology, Principal and Superintendent Certifications from Texas A&M University-Commerce. Shirley was with Highland Park ISD for eight years as a high school teacher and department chair before returning to the Mount Pleasant area to serve as a Technology Consultant for Region 8 and then Director of Curriculum, Special Programs and Technology at Chapel Hill ISD. Shirley joined the staff of Mount Pleasant High School in 2006 serving as Academic Dean, CTE Director and Associate Principal. She assumed her present position in 2014. She and her husband Ted have two sons, 6th grader Baker and 4th grader Matthew. They attend First Baptist Church.

  • Brian McAdams

    Brian McAdams

    Director of Student Services


    Brian McAdams received his undergraduate degree from Southeastern Oklahoma State University and his Masters of Educational Administration from Texas A&M Texarkana. He began his teaching career at Paul Pewitt Elementary in Omaha, Texas and later moved to the Daingerfield Lone Star school system where he served as principal of Lone Star Elementary. Mr. Mac (as he is known by students) is in his 9th year with Mount Pleasant ISD. Mr. Mac has served as principal at Mount Pleasant Junior High School and at Corprew Elementary School. He moved into his current position on October 2013. Brian and his wife Diane, the counselor at Annie Sims Elementary School, grew up in Oklahoma before moving to Texas in 1989.

  • Noe Arzate

    Noe Arzate

    Director of Technology


    Noe Arzate is a graduate of Mount Pleasant High School. He joined MPISD as a System Analyst in 2000 and was named Director of Technology in 2007. Before joining the district, Noe worked as an IT Consultant and a Systems Engineer for an East Texas Technology company. He consulted with East Texas school districts, banks and other East Texas businesses. He has worked in Information Technology for 19 years and has held many industry recognized technology certifications including Cisco, Microsoft, Citrix, Linux, computer forensics and Unix. His technology work has been published in national recognized technology publications. He is also a computer programmer and developer in several computer languages ranging from compiled languages to dynamic languages.

  • Marilyn Logan

    Marilyn Logan

    Director of Titus County Shared Services


    Marilyn Logan is a graduate of Mount Pleasant High School. She received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Education degrees from East Texas State University. Logan came to work for the district as a resource teacher at P.E. Wallace Jr. High in 1984, took a one-year break to work at Lancaster High School and returned to the district in 1986 as a Life Skills Teacher at Wallace. She joined Titus County Shared Services Association in 1995 as an educational diagnostician and took over her current position in 2006. Marilyn says she has had the privilege of serving students with special needs for 24 years as a teacher, educational diagnostician, and administrator. Marilyn and her husband, Kenny Logan, have four children, Garett, Colton, Seth, and Faith. They are supporters in the community and both actively serve at Trinity Baptist Church in Mount Pleasant.

  • Ronnie Humphrey

    Ronnie Humphrey

    Chief of Police


    Ronnie Humphrey was born in Mount Pleasant, Texas and graduated from Pittsburg High School. He is a graduate of the Northeast Texas Community College Police Academy, earned an Associate of Science Degree-Criminal Justice at NTCC and a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences from Texas A&M Texarkana. Ronnie began his police career with the Camp County Constables office as a Deputy Constable then joined the Pittsburg Police Department as a Police Officer. He came to work for the MPISD Police Department in 2002 and was named Chief of Police in 2009. Ronnie holds a Master Peace Officer License with the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement and is both a certified DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) instructor and a Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Instructor. Ronnie has over 20 years in law enforcement.