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Dr. Mark Porterie

Dr. Mark Porterie is an experienced educator with over 27 years of success in promoting student achievement through identifying, analyzing and implementing programs and procedures.  During his tenure, which has been dedicated entirely to the Port Arthur ISD, he has held many positions, including that of teacher, assistant principal, principal, assistant to the superintendent, assistant superintendent, deputy superintendent, interim superintendent, and he currently holds the title of superintendent of schools for the Port Arthur ISD.

 Since being named superintendent, Dr. Porterie has overseen the passage of a $195 million bond which resulted in the building of several new schools and the renovation of other campuses, as well as the passage of a tax ratification election. He oversaw the realignment of Booker T. Washington Elementary School into a K-2nd grade campus and DeQueen Elementary School into a 3rd – 5th grade campus with the designed purpose of improving the reading skills of PAISD students.  Under his leadership all schools in PAISD met standard in the 2016-2017 school year.  During the 2017-2018 school year he worked with students, parents, and community leaders to create a five-year strategic plan for the district.  During the 2018 mid-term elections Dr. Porterie oversaw the passage of a Chapter 41 special election.  A notable honor for Dr. Porterie is his being named 2018 Region 5 Superintendent of the Year and selected as one of five finalists for Superintendent of the Year for the state of Texas.

Dr. Porterie is a member of Cathedral of Faith Baptist Church in Beaumont, Texas, and he is actively involved with numerous organizations and serves in various capacities on several boards.  Dr. Porterie is married to Caffrie Porterie and they have a daughter, Imani, who is a 2015 graduate of Memorial High School and currently attends Lamar University.


Admin Staff

Karen Lomasney  Secretary to Superintendent 409-989-6238
Sondra Davis Administrative Assistant to Superintendent/Secretary/Board Liaison 409-989-6295
Madline Champ Administrative Secretary 409-989-6244
Kristyn Cathey Media/Communications Specialist 409-989-6160


Degrees and Certifications:

Doctor of Education - NOVA Southeastern University