The School Board of Trustees announces Mr. Jim Dunlap as Interim Superintendent for Canton ISD. Mr. Dunlap is currently the Chief Operating Officer and Lead Consultant for Arrow Educational Services Inc. He is a veteran educator and has 50 years of experience in Texas public schools, serving 25 of those years as Superintendent to three outstanding school district: Diboll, Beckville, and Hallsville. He has been nominated as Superintendent of the Year and has twice been selected as Region 7's nominee for State Superintendent of the Year.
For several years, he held a variety of leadership positions with the Region 7 Education Service Center, including administrative services division director and later served as part-time Field Service Agent. He now serves as a member of the Region 7 ESC Board of Directors. He was an adjunct instructor in the principal preparation program for Texas A&M-Texarkana, and he was a certified school district monitor for the Texas Education Agency. While serving as editor of www.TexasISD.com companion electronic newsletter, "The Lone Finalist" he was instrumental in keeping Texas educators current on critical school issues.
His wife of 50 years, Linda, is also a retired and respected school administrator in her own right. They are the proud parents of two wonderful adult children and five of the “grandest” grandchildren ever. Two grandsons are U.S. Marines, another an elementary student in Moore, OK, one granddaughter at Panola College and another at LeTourneau University.