Marlin ISD Superintendent Lone finalist chosen
Dr. Darryl J. Henson, a native of Houston, Texas, joins Marlin ISD from Cedar Hill ISD where he has served as the Assistant Superintendent of School Leadership since 2018. As the Assistant Superintendent of School Leadership he supervises, supports, and coaches all of the district’s principals and assistant principals.
Prior to his appointment in Cedar Hill ISD, Dr. Henson served as the principal of North Forest High School in the Houston Independent School District, principal of Parkland High School in the Ysleta Independent School District, and with other experiences as a classroom teacher, coach, and principal in the Austin, Houston, and El Paso regions.
During his tenures at North Forest and Parkland high schools, both campuses experienced unprecedented gains on state assessment results, increased enrollments, and reinvigorated senses of school spirit and community pride. These turn-around efforts lead Parkland High School to being one of the 1.9% of Texas schools to earn all seven Distinction Designations from the Texas Education Agency. Under his leadership, Dr. Henson lead the efforts of guiding North Forest High School in earning the highest student progress measure of all Achieve 180 high school campuses in the Houston Independent School District in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
Throughout the years, Dr. Henson has been regarded for his passion and vibrant personality as he has built lasting relationships with students and communities across Texas. Dr. Henson firmly believes that culture, curriculum, and community are the pillars of establishing and maintaining a thriving school system.
Dr. Henson earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from The University of Texas at Austin, a master’s degree in educational leadership and policy studies from the University of Texas at Arlington, and a doctoral degree in curriculum and instruction from the University of Houston. Dr. Henson has professional affiliations with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Texas Alliance of Black School Educators, Texas Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents, and Texas Association of School Administrators.