The Longview ISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved the hiring of Georgetown-based JG Consulting for $20,000 during their regular meeting on Monday, Feb. 12.

"We are very pleased to have selected JG Consulting after thoroughly reviewing proposals from multiple highly qualified firms," said Board President Mr. Michael Tubb. "They have significant experience with superintendent searches around the state, and we are confident they will help us select the next leader to carry this district into the future."

The fee will cover all expenses related to the search and contracting process.

Community Input

As the search firm seeks to establish a desired draft profile, the community is invited to provide input:

Community Town Hall Meeting
6 p.m. Tuesday, March 19
Broughton Recreation Center
801 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd

For those unable to attend, JG Consulting has provided anonymous surveys:

Search Timeline


Event Timeline
Board Member Interviews March 4-8
Community Outreach March 11-22
Summary Report & Leadership Profile Review Week of March 25
Application Period March 25 - April 11
Candidate Review April 18-19
Candidate Interviews: Round I April 29 - May 3
Candidate Interviews: Round II (final) May 17-18
Board Names Lone Finalist May 20
About The Firm

JG Consulting is a Georgetown-based education leadership search firm founded in 2014. They have conducted over 160 superintendent searches across the state, serving districts from small rural communities to major metropolitan areas.

Current Superintendent

Dr. James Wilcox has served as Longview ISD's superintendent since 2007 after previously leading Waxahachie ISD. Last year he announced plans to retire effective December 2025.

Under Dr. Wilcox's tenure, Longview ISD established new academic programs including International Baccalaureate and Montessori. The district also expanded career and technical education offerings, becoming a destination for high-achieving students, families and education professionals.