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Gonzalo Salazar

President

Gonzalo Salazar is serving as TASA president for the 2022-23 year. He has served as superintendent of Los Fresnos CISD since 2006. He received a bachelor’s of arts and master’s of education from The University of Texas at Brownsville, which honored him with the Distinguished Alumnus Award. Salazar earned his doctorate in education from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

Salazar has worked in education for more than 21 years, serving as an assistant principal, principal and interim administrator. A 17-year TASA member, he served as the Region 1 chair on the Executive Committee.

In his time in Los Fresnos, Salazar has worked with staff, parents and the community to ensure that all students who graduate from the district are prepared for post-secondary education and the workforce. All campuses in the district have consistently met state standards since Salazar took office, and the district received the College Readiness distinction six years in a row.

LaTonya Goffney

President-Elect

Superintendent of Aldine ISD LaTonya Goffney has held the top office in the district since 2018. Prior to that, she served as superintendent of Lufkin ISD. In 2017, Goffney was named Texas Superintendent of the Year. She earned her bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees from Sam Houston State University.

Goffney began her career in education as a language arts teacher, serving as an assistant principal and principal before stepping into her first superintendency in Coldspring-Oakhurst CISD. She holds roles in a number of organizations, including not only TASA but also the Texas School Alliance, the University Interscholastic League Legislative Committee, the Texas Association of Black School Educators and the Texas Council of Women School Executives, among others.

Through her work in Aldine, Goffney has helped kick-start several new initiatives in the district, such as a pre-K pilot program, an Accelerating Campus Excellence model and new P-TECH and Leadership Academy campuses, designed to offer opportunities for students to earn college degrees and industry certifications after graduation.

Martha Salazar-Zamora

Vice President

Tomball ISD welcomed Dr. Martha Salazar-Zamora as superintendent in 2017. She has worked in education for more than 30 years, serving in several diverse districts across the state, including as deputy superintendent for instruction and administration in Round Rock ISD. Salazar-Zamora received her master’s and doctoral degrees from Texas A&M University.

What makes Salazar-Zamora most proud of Tomball is the staff’s dedication to students and commitment to working as a team to the benefit of everyone in the district. She works to cultivate “Team Tomball,” a sense of community and teamwork and a culture of learning in the district that helps benefit individual learners day in and day out.

Salazar-Zamora has been a TASA member for more than 20 years, and in that time she has served on the Commissioner’s Cabinet, Executive Committee, Legislative Committee and Central Office Committee and worked with the Texas High Performance Schools Consortium and Future-Ready Superintendents Leadership Network.

Doug Williams

Past President

Sunnyvale ISD welcomed Williams as its superintendent in 2007. Williams previously served as a high school principal and grew up not too far away, graduating from high school in Wolfe City ISD. He received a bachelor’s of science degree in engineering from East Texas State University and a master’s of science from Texas A&M University-Commerce.

Williams began his career in education more than 30 years ago and has served as a teacher, assistant coach, athletic director, head football coach, and high school principal in a handful of Texas school districts.

In Sunnyvale, Williams is committed to incorporating engaged/project-based learning in an effort to increase critical thinking skills and better prepare students for careers or further education. As part of this mission, Williams is a member of TASA’s Future-Ready Superintendents Leadership Network, which aims to help create more meaningful assessment and accountability standards in the state. He strongly believes in advocating for his students in Sunnyvale and across the state and was honored to serve two years as the TASA Legislative Chair.