The Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) announced the regional winners of the annual Superintendent of the Year (SOTY) award. The SOTY program recognizes exemplary superintendents for their strong leadership skills, dedication to improving educational quality, ability to build effective employee relations, student performance, and commitment to public involvement in education.
|Region 1 – Marla Guerra, South Texas ISD|
|Region 2 – Suzanne Nelson, Tuloso-Midway ISD|
|Region 4 – Angi Williams, Galena Park ISD|
|Region 5 – Jay Killgo, Vidor ISD|
|Region 7 – Jason Marshall, Palestine ISD|
|Region 8 – Don Jefferies, Greenville ISD|
|Region 9 – Jeff McClure, Henrietta ISD|
|Region 10 – David Harris, DeSoto ISD|
|Region 11 – Marcelo Cavazos, Arlington ISD|
|Region 12 – Robin Battershell, Temple ISD|
|Region 13 – Cathy Lauer, Nixon-Smiley CISD|
|Region 14 – Shaun Barnett, Stamford ISD|
|Region 16 – Bill Wiggins, Plemons-Stinnett-Phillips CISD|
|Region 18 – Dewitt Smith, Wink-Loving ISD|
|Region 19 – José Espinoza, Socorro ISD|
|Region 20 – Greg Gibson, Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD|
Superintendents from any of Texas’ 1,029 local school districts are eligible for nomination by their school boards. Local nominees are submitted to a regional selection committee, which chooses one nominee to send to the state selection committee.
The state committee will interview regional winners in Austin August 26-27 and select five state finalists. The Superintendent of the Year will be announced September 23 at the TASA/TASB Convention in Houston.