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Texas Nominees for National Superintendent of the Year 1988-Present

To be eligible for AASA National Superintendent of the Year, a Texas superintendent must first be selected by TASA as Texas’ nominee.

2021 Texas Nominee J.A. Gonzalez

TASA has selected McAllen ISD Superintendent J.A. Gonzalez as Texas’ nominee for 2021 National Superintendent of the Year, an award given by AASA | The School Superintendents Association. Gonzalez will be considered by a panel of judges from across the U.S. that will select four finalists to be interviewed virtually in January. The 2021 National Superintendent of the Year will be announced and the state nominees honored at AASA’s National Conference on Education to be conducted virtually February 18-19, 2021.

Past Texas Nominees for National Superintendent of the Year

Keith Bryant

Keith Bryant

2020 Texas Nominee

Lubbock-Cooper ISD

Brian Woods

Brian Woods

2019 Texas Nominee

Northside ISD (20)
Finalist for National Superintendent of the Year

LaTonya Goffney

LaTonya Goffney

2018 Texas Nominee

Lufkin ISD

Marcelo Cavazos

Marcelo Cavazos

2017 Texas Nominee

Arlington ISD

Mary Ann Whiteker

Mary Ann Whiteker

2016 Texas Nominee

Hudson ISD

Michael McFarland

Michael McFarland

2015 Texas Nominee

Lancaster ISD

YearTexas NomineeDistrict
2014Terry GrierHouston ISD
2013Daniel P. KingPharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD
2012Jeff TurnerCoppell ISD
2011Richard MiddletonNorth East ISD
2010Oscar Rodriguez, Jr.Mission CISD
2009No Nominee
2008Roel GonzalezRio Grande City CISD
2007Guy SconzoHumble ISD
2006Susan J. SimpsonWhite Settlement ISD
2005Michael J. HarrisSlaton ISD
2004Richard E. BerryCypress=Fairbanks ISD
2003Michael A. MosesDallas ISD
2002Thomas S. ToccoFort Worth ISD
2001Roderick R. PaigeHouston ISD
2000Cathy BryceWeatherford ISD
1999Barbara F. ErwinAllen ISD
1998Leonard MerrellKaty ISD
1997Bob E. GriggsBirdville ISD
1996John HornMesquite ISD
1995Don W. HooperGalena Park ISD
1994Estanislado PazEl Paso ISD
1993Clayton W. DowningLewisville ISD
1992Ronald L. McMichaelLongview ISD
1991Patricia ShellBrazosport ISD
1990Harold D. GuthrieSpring Branch ISD
1989Victor RodriguezSan Antonio ISD
1988Ronald K. McLeodEl Paso ISD
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