Marlon Shears

Marlon Shears

Chief Information Officer


Marlon joins our Team and Family after leading operations and strategic alignment of technology master plans as Fort Worth Independent School District (FWISD)’s Chief Information Technology Officer. There, Marlon managed all information technology functions, including business analysis, project management, systems architecture, applications development, support desk, data center, network and telephone support, physical and information security, and technical training.

Prior to his leadership role at FWISD, Marlon served as the Deputy Chief Technology Officer at Dallas Independent School District (DISD), where he managed all IT operations inclusive of infrastructure, data centers, business and student applications, and campus security systems. Additionally, he chaired a culture committee, with the goal to improve workplace collaboration and employee engagement and was a member of the racial equity committee focused on the creation of a strategic plan to improve racial inequalities faced by economically disadvantaged students in the district. Marlon has also served DISD as Executive Director, and before that, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) in various roles, including Associate Strategic Planning Systems Engineer, Senior Programmer Analyst and Database Administrator, and Software Engineer.

Marlon is a highly regarded senior technology leader with a passion for empowering people with the tools to transform the lives of students and communities through education.