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About Dr. Liggins

Dr. Demetrus Liggins, a native of Longview, Texas, is known as a man of integrity and substance who leads with a laser focus on student achievement, a compassion for students and staff, and a fierce determination to make a difference.

Liggins’ steadfast goal is to provide all students, regardless of their learning style, race, language, ability, or family income, with opportunities and experiences to become successful, productive students and citizens.

Dr. Liggins has demonstrated his commitment to education throughout his career by serving in the positions of bilingual and ESL classroom teacher, assistant principal, elementary, middle and high school principal and as an area superintendent of schools.  Throughout his career he has developed a reputation for having high expectations for success and being an educational leader who is passionate about reaching our youth and providing an environment for students to thrive in school and in life.

Dr. Liggins received his bachelor’s and master’s degree from California State University, Fresno and a Master of Education degree and Superintendent Certification from Stephen F. Austin State University. He received his Ph.D. in K-16 Educational Leadership and Policy from University of Texas-Arlington.

He is the proud father of one son, Vaughn, 19.


Dr. Liggins' Personal Newspaper Column

The waiting is the hardest part

Jan 30, 2021

Patience is a virtue that does not easily fit our lives, especially in a time when information overload speeds up everything. Like so many others, I love making things happen. I thrive on setting and attaining important professional and personal goals. For our Greenville ISD students, I want more than anything to open new doors that allow them to discover their talents and fulfill their potential. I want everyone, including our community, to see them fly, as only they can do.

This was going to be the school year that we opened many of our Career and Technology “shops” to the public. Community members were excited about coming to Greenville High School to have their pets groomed, their oil changed, and to pick up a delicious lunch, all thanks to the skills of our talented and well-trained students.

But this is a year of restless waiting. And, to quote the great Tom Petty, “The Waiting is the Hardest Part.”

It has also been a year of reinvention. So many of us are pushing the waiting to the side and creating new outlets for our creativity and expression… (read more)



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