Dr. Ivonne Durant has been named the named Superintendent for Marathon ISD. In her long career, she has been a classroom teacher, a principal, a curriculum director, and a principal supervisor. She earned her BA degree from Western New Mexico University in Silver City, New Mexico, Masters of educational leadership from the University of Texas at El Paso, and her Doctorate from Texas A&M University- Commerce.
Ivonne Durant, Ed.D. has earned the trust and respect for working tirelessly to give every student a high-quality, equitable educational experience, supporting students, principals, and teachers, and communicating her values clearly so that everyone can see and hear them. Durant recently worked as an IFL Leadership Fellow at one of the nation’s leading research centers on cognition. Previously she led as the Chief Academic Officer of the Dallas ISD and as Deputy Superintendent in the El Paso ISD. During the pandemic, Durant and her team set up listening sessions for teachers and parents, structuring ways to discuss issues that were important to them. Durant's approach to leadership focuses on partnerships with two-way communication within her departments, between the district, state, and higher education agencies, and with boards, educator associations, school administrator associations, child advocates, and most importantly, students and families. Through these partnerships, she developed the Early Childhood Development Center, the Career and Technical Education Program, and many others.
Dr. Durant has received awards and appointments at the local, state, and national levels. Recognitions include Bilingual Principal of the Year, Leadership Award from the Southern Methodist University, and the US Dept. of Ed. Professional Development award.