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Interim superintendent chosen
LIVINGSTON – Retired Diboll School Superintendent Bobby Baker, 67, will take over the reigns of Livingston Independent School District on an interim basis starting April 14. Baker was named as the interim LISD superintendent during a special meeting of the Livingston School Board on Monday night. He will hold the superintendent's post while the school board moves through the process of taking applications and interviewing candidates to permanently replace Dr. Darrell Myers, who has accepted the job of superintendent of the Cleveland ISD During the meeting, the board also met with a search firm and decided applications for the superintendent's job will be accepted starting April 11 and will close on May 9. Under the schedule approved Monday night, the board will conduct interviews at the end of May. A native of Angelina County, Baker retired from the Diboll ISD in 2006 after 34 years in the educational field. He also has served as superintendent of Central ISD, Hemphill ISD and served as interim superintendent of New Caney ISD. After graduating from Diboll High School, Baker earned his Bachelor's Degree from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville and later returned to school to obtain as Master's Degree and superintendent's certification. In the early 1970s, Baker served in the U.S. Army and was a member of Third U.S. Infantry Regiment, known as The Old Guard, based in Arlington, Va. The unit is assigned the ceremonial duties in the Washington, D.C. area and for a time, Baker served as a member of the Presidential Honor Guard.