Ivonne Durant, Ed.D

Dr. Ivonne Durant has been named the Interim 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.

Marathon ISD Parents,

First off, we would like to commend each and every one of you for finishing out the year as strong as when you started. As a district we are proud to have such wonderful, hardworking teachers and students. These students and this district could not have made it through this year without you. We are forever grateful and indebted to you. Thank you for all that you do.

We are very excited to announce that the board has contracted with Dr. Ivonne Durant as our Interim Superintendent for Marathon ISD. She is an experienced educational change-maker with deep expertise in leading and managing organizations, including campus leadership experience. She is passionate about developing high-performing learning communities through her expertise in student-centered instructional design and curriculum development. Her proven history of strategically leading district operations to promote students’ success and well-being is clearly documented. She has demonstrated a strong talent for creating an environment that fosters a sense of empowerment and trust among faculty, staff, administrators, and students. She is eager to build relationships with the community and each of you.

We strive and always want the teachers to feel supported and encourage growth. Together we hope to build a strong sense of community and emphasize student achievement and success. Although there are many unknowns for the upcoming year we are very excited and confident in Dr. Durant's leadership and helping us to become stronger in our goals of student success.

Unfortunately, Dr. Price will be leaving the district to pursue other opportunities. We commend him for bringing the district and faculty together and helping to heal some of those wounds Marathon ISD was experiencing. We wish him the best in his future endeavors.

As a district, we want to make the transition as smooth as possible. As of July 6 , 2022, Dr. Price will no longer be the point of contact for Marathon ISD. Any and all questions or time sensitive information will be given to Dr. Durant who will be working very closely with Dr. Price and the administrative faculty until the board can complete a permanent Superintendent search.

Dr. Durant is eager to meet everyone and become a part of the community. A meet and greet is being scheduled and we hope to see you all there. As more details emerge we will let you know. We are looking forward to seeing everyone there.

"The Marathon Board of Trustees has demonstrated their love, care and concern for our community and that models for me how important relationships are. I want to give our students, parents, and community a voice to help create an even stronger school district. I'm honored to be part of the mighty Mustang family." - Dr. Ivonne Durant,


Marathon ISD School Board

Judy Galindo-Briones

Marathon ISD SB Trustee President