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Mr. Ryder Appleton

Mr. Appleton joined MISD in April, 2021. Before becoming Superintendent of Mexia ISD, Mr. Appleton served Veribest ISD as Superintendent for two years. Prior to serving Veribest ISD, he was the Director of Career and Technical Education for Abilene ISD. He has also served as assistant superintendent of support services, junior high principal, high school assistant principal and campus technology administrator in Waxahachie, Ennis and Hempstead.

Mr. Appleton received his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University and his master’s degree from Texas A&M-Commerce. He is a member of the Texas Association of School Business Officials and Texas Association of School Administrators. 

Mr. Appleton and his wife, Renee Appleton, have two children.