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Dr. Kent Paredes Scribner

Dr. Kent Paredes Scribner is Superintendent of the Fort Worth Independent School District, where he serves more than 80,000 students and more than 10,000 employees. 

In support of the District’s mission of “preparing all students for success in college, career, and community leadership,” Dr. Scribner has narrowed the District focus to three areas: early literacy, middle years’ math, and college and career preparedness.  This has resulted in significant gains in third-grade reading, algebra, and a renewed commitment to college and career readiness.  In 2015, FWISD students earned $36 million in merit scholarships, a figure that has more than tripled, now over $135 million.  

Under Dr. Scribner’s leadership, Fort Worth ISD has seen consistent improvement in District letter grade scores. The District was cited by the Texas Education Agency as one of the “Top Texas Urban Districts” in year-to-year positive growth.  

Dr. Scribner began his career in education as a high school teacher and guidance counselor in Philadelphia. He then became a principal and a central office administrator prior to serving for 18 years as Superintendent in both Phoenix, Arizona and now, Fort Worth, Texas.

Dr. Scribner earned his Bachelor of Arts in Latin American Studies from Carleton College in Minnesota and his Master of Education in Counseling Psychology from Temple University in Philadelphia. He earned a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Arizona State University.

Together he and his wife, Suleyka, have four children.  He is not only Superintendent but a Fort Worth ISD parent as well.