Welcome to Tatum ISD and thanks for your interest in exploring our District. Tatum ISD is dedicated to producing graduates, each having attained high levels of academic achievement, a respect for all people and a belief in their own ability to be successful.
Dr. J.P. Richardson, Superintendent of Tatum ISD, heads one of the most successful school districts in Texas. Dr. Richardson has been in education for the past 21 years.
Dr. Richardson previously served in Tatum ISD as a Principal and Director of Human Resources before returning as Superintendent in 2017. Prior to returning to Tatum ISD, Dr. Richardson was the Superintendent at Gladewater ISD from 2008 to 2017.
A native of Texas who earned his Bachelor degree from Tarleton State University, Master Degree from Stephen F. Austin State University, Superintendency from University of Texas at Tyler and his Doctorate from Lamar University.
Dr. Richardson has been married to Lisa for 24 years. They have two boys that attend Tatum ISD, Jackson who is in the 8th grade and Landon who is in the 11th grade.