Dr. Marcus Nelson
A. Marcus Nelson, Ed.D., became the Chief Executive Officer and Superintendent of Schools for the Waco Independent School District in 2017. Prior to his current position, Dr. Nelson served as the Chief Executive Officer and Superintendent of Schools for the Laredo Independent School District where he was named the 2014 Superintendent of the Year for the state by the Texas Association of School Boards. He also has served as the Chief Academic Officer and second-in-command for the Judson Independent School District (a suburb of San Antonio, Texas). At each stage of his career, Dr. Nelson has been an agent for change and instructional alignment. As an award-winning urban superintendent and nationally renowned former high school principal, Nelson has inspired audiences throughout the country with his powerful message of positive thinking, team work and resiliency. A San Antonio native, Dr. Nelson has an undergraduate degree from Abilene Christian University, two master’s degrees and a doctorate in educational administration from Texas A&M University – Commerce.