Dr. Wayne Guidry was hired for the position of Assistant Superintendent of Business, Transportation, & Technology during the Longview ISD Board of Trustees regular meeting on Feb. 8th. 

Dr. Wayne Guidry joins LISD administration

Mon Feb 8, 2021

Dr. Wayne Guidry was hired for the position of Assistant Superintendent of Business, Transportation, & Technology during the Longview ISD Board of Trustees regular meeting on Feb. 8th. 

Dr. James Wilcox, LISD Superintendent of Schools, praised Dr. Guidry's reputation as a cutting-edge innovator in educational leadership. 

"His experience and accomplishments speak for themselves," he said. "I am confident that Dr. Guidry will prove to be a tremendous asset to the district leadership team, in the service of our students, staff, and entire Longview community." 

LISD Board President Mrs. Shan Bauer agreed. 

"We're very excited to see what Dr. Guidry brings to our district," she added. 

Dr. Guidry will direct and manage the operation of all financial and business affairs, technology, and transportation of the district including accounting, purchasing, and data processing. 

In addition to this, Dr. Guidry will provide managerial direction and coordination under board policy guidelines to several key district functions, and serve as chief financial adviser to the superintendent and board of trustees. 

Dr. Guidry comes to Longview ISD from Spring Hill ISD where he served as Superintendent from 2019 to 2021. Before that, he was at Hubbard ISD, about halfway between Corsicana and Waco in central Texas. 

Beginning his career in public education in 2002, Dr. Guidry taught at Vidor Junior High School, then Deweyville Elementary School. In 2007, he went to Hamshire-Fannett ISD, first as a middle school assistant principal, then intermediate school principal. By 2011, Guidry was director of secondary curriculum, federal programs, testing, and accountability for West Orange-Cove Consolidated ISD, before being appointed executive director of operations for the next two years. 

Dr. Guidry, who holds a Doctorate in educational leadership from Lamar University, earned his bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Texas at Austin where he was Southwest Conference pole-vault champion 1994 through 1996, and Longhorn track & field team captain in 1996. 

Following his undergraduate years, Dr. Guidry joined the International Mission Board/Shelter Now International, which sent him as a missionary to Kyrgyzstan in 1997 and Afghanistan in 1998 for three years. There, he built schools and shelters, while developing agriculture and solar energy projects. 

For a more comprehensive breakdown of Dr. Guidry's responsibilities at Longview ISD please click here