A&M-Commerce Alum Named Texas Superintendent of the Year

A&M-Commerce alum H.T. Sanchez, Ed.D., has been named Superintendent of the Year by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB). The presentation was made in September at the annual conference hosted by TASB and the Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA).

The award recognizes superintendents across the state for excellence and achievement. According to a TASB press release, “Candidates are chosen 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.”

The release said that the winner is selected through a nine-month process that includes a school board nomination and interviews by regional and state selection committees.

With nearly two decades of experience as an administrator, Sanchez has led Plainview ISD—a district with more than 5,000 students—since May 2018.

In a statement to A&M-Commerce, Sanchez said, “I couldn’t have won this without the great education from TAMUC.”

Sanchez earned his doctorate in educational administration from A&M-Commerce in 2006.

Read the full TASB release.

(Photo courtesy of Plainview ISD)