Dr. James Largent became the Superintendent of Granbury ISD in July 2012.
Dr. Largent has spent his entire career in education, and he has held positions as a teacher, coach, athletic trainer, assistant high school principal, high school principal, and superintendent. He previously led the school districts in Chireno (1998-2001) and
He grew up in Kirbyville and graduated high school from there in 1983. Both his parents were educators - his mother a long time second grade teacher and his father a building trades teacher and later the tax assessor-collector for Kirbyville ISD. His wife, Jeri, is an educational diagnostician, and they have two children - Justin (a 2013 graduate at Granbury High School) and Jaci (a freshman at Crossland Ninth Grade Center).
Dr. Largent holds a bachelor's degree in history and physical education (1987) from Lamar University in Beaumont and a Masters degree in administration (1993) from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville. He earned a Doctorate in Educational Leadership (2001) also from Sam Houston State. His doctoral dissertation was a study on the characteristics of Texas superintendents, their communities, and their effect on superintendent tenure.