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Arrow Educational Services, Inc. is proud of our record of successful work since 1998 in assisting 200 school boards across Texas in the selection of a superintendent. Here's what board members and superintendents have to say about our services...

What Board Members Have to Say...

This was a team effort. We had support from the community that participated in focus groups and provided valuable feedback in an online survey. We also received outstanding leadership from Arrow Educational Services, the firm that assisted in the search.”

                                              — Mr. G.W. Neal, President Nacogdoches ISD Board of Trustees, KTRE TV News, March 26, 2020


I cannot say enough about the great work of our search firm, Arrow Educational Services, Inc., under the leadership of Dr. Russell Marshall and Mr. Jim Dunlap.  They brought forward an outstanding group of candidates for consideration and made the work of our interview committee smooth and seamless.

Dr. Jodi Duron, President, Texas Association of Mid-Size Schools


The job that Dr. Russell Marshall and Jim Dunlap has done for Manor ISD is exceptional.  I would highly encourage any school district to utilize their services and expertise.  Arrow took personal interest in finding the right candidates for our school district.  We were engaged at all levels, and our Superintendent has proven to be the right fit for our district.  Arrow has also led an Assistant Superintendent search for us as well, and we are equally pleased with the outcome.  Dr. Marshall and Mr. Dunlap’s education experience and climate understanding is a service your district cannot afford to miss, while making the most important hires for your district.  I highly recommend Arrow Search to any school district who is even considering a change in leadership.

Marlin D. Thomas,  Manor ISD Board President


Our search was handled very efficiently and was extremely effective in meeting our district's needs and goals.  It was very apparent their focus was  to help us find the right candidate who would best fit the exact needs of our district. They worked hard to be there to guide us, answer our many questions,  and most importantly serve the students of PGISD.

Jeff Harris, Pleasant Grove Board President 


Thank you for your guidance with our search for a new Superintendent at Jasper ISD. I have been involved with 3 superintendent searches, your service was well worth the cost.  The process was planned and executed with our input which allowed us to find the superintendent that fit our profile.

Tommy Street, Jasper ISD


I would highly recommend your firm to anyone looking to hire their next superintendent no matter if they are a small or large district you can handle it.  The materials and background you did on each person was excellent, reliable and helpful in our search. I really can not thank you enough for all you have done for us.

Stacie Gooch, Wylie ISD


You allowed us plenty of space to work as a team.  You were involved enough to guide us through the process, but not so much that you dominated the process.  I never felt like you pushed us in any direction, and I really appreciate that.  I would recommend Arrow Educational Services to others.

Barbara Goss, Wylie ISD


I feel grateful to "Arrow Educational Services, Inc.  They have done a great job for us.  To know that they went out and worked on finding the right person for the school district and our community, they listen to the board and then went out and screened the applications.  I believe they had our students needs ahead of anything else.  That was very important to me, for I believe our first priority is our students.  I feel that the team had the same feeling and priority.

Irene Galan, Big Spring ISD


Dr. Russell Marshall, [President and CEO of Arrow Educational Services, Inc.] presented the Team of Eight training for the KISD board of trustees and administration.  He tells it like it is in an entertaining and informative way.  Every board should have the privilege of his presentation.

Dan Roberts, Keene ISD


Dayton ISD's Board of Trustees has experienced a successful professional relationship with you and enjoyed knowing you and Dr. Marshall personally.  We believe you delivered to us a strong list of superintendent applicants and provided expert guidance through the selection process.

L.R. Chachere, D.V.M., Dayton ISD

What Superintendents Have to Say...

The consultants are excellent in matching potential applicants to school districts.  This works to the advantage of both the school district and the applicants.  Both are looking for “a fit.”  While all applicants will have their credentials before the board, the consultants personal knowledge of many of the candidates provides resources a board simply would not have available if doing a search on their own.

Dr. Glenn Hambrick, Superintendent, Carthage ISD


The staff of Arrow Education take pride in providing school trustees with highly skilled applicants that will meet the specific needs of their district. Schools all over Texas have found success in hiring strong superintendents with the help and assistance of Arrow Education. The extensive screening by Arrow Education helps Board of Trustees find the right leader for their schools.

Stan Surratt, Superintendent, Lindale ISD


While I was considering applying for a superintendent position, I was very apprehensive about the process.  After visiting with Dr. Marshall and Mr. Dunlap they made me feel more comfortable in participating in a confidential search.  The process was handled in a very positive and professional manner.  I would highly recommend any School Board to entrust Arrow Educational Services with assisting in their search for a new superintendent.

Jay Tullos, Canton ISD


Arrow is a first class firm that puts kids first as they work with boards to find a superintendent with the skillset that best matches the district's needs as well as their goals for student growth and improvement.

John Wink, Blue Ridge ISD


The best predictor of future performance is past behavior.

Arrow Educational Services, Inc. is proud of our record of successful work since 1998 in assisting over 170 school boards across Texas in the selection of a superintendent.

We are so confident of our success that we offer an unmatched guarantee -- if you are not satisfied with our work, DON'T PAY US. We ask only for our expenses.

Contact Us

Dr. Russell Marshall
Mr. Jim Dunlap

Arrow Educational Services, Inc.
417 E. Market St.
Mabank, Texas 75147

Experience Matters

Our primary mission is assisting school boards in the selection of a superintendent.

With over 90 years of combined experience in public education, Dr. Marshall and Mr. Dunlap can provide your school board with unmatched personal service.

No one will work harder for you than Arrow Educational Services, Inc.