Monday, June 10, 2013

TUSD Announces Superintendent Finalist

Posted By on Mon, Jun 10, 2013 at 9:09 PM

On Saturday, the Tucson Unified School District governing board met to go over 10 potential candidates for the district's superintendent position. During tonight's special meeting, the board announced a finalist was selected — H.T. Sanchez, who currently works as interim superintendent at Ector County Independent School District in Odessa, Texas.

According to a district press release, Sanchez has worked in public education for 15 years. The district, using the search firm Proact Search, received 67 applications. The firm narrowed the list to 21 applicants and conducted interviews. Ten applications were reviewed by the board, who then interviewed four of those candidates on Saturday, June 8.

More from the press release:

A community forum with Dr. Sanchez is scheduled 7-9 p.m. June 12 at Catalina Magnet High School, 3645 E. Pima Street. The public has the opportunity to submit questions to Dr. Sanchez and hear responses. The public forum will be audio-streamed through Click on “Audio of Meetings.”

The public may also review the finalist’s resume and bio online and submit comments to the Governing Board.

Dr. Sanchez will participate in a full day of activities on June 12, including an interview with the governing board, a meeting with district leadership, and a partial tour of district facilities.

The Governing Board expects to name the new superintendent at an upcoming board meeting. The start date for the new superintendent will depend upon the availability of the selected candidate.

According to his bio provided by the district, Sanchez has been an elementary, middle, and high school principal:

He has also served as a district level Bilingual/ESL Services Director and Instructional Support Services Executive Director at Tyler ISD and as Accountability, Special Populations Assistant Superintendent, and Chief of Staff/Deputy Superintendent for ECISD.

He has made scholarly contributions at international and state level conferences, presented research studies to universities, and has been published on educational topics.

Sanchez also serves as an adjunct professor for Texas A & M University-Commerce where he teaches graduate level school law and doctoral level ethics and philosophy. He holds a Doctorate of Education from Texas A&M University-Commerce, a Master of Education from Sul Ross State University, and a Bachelor of Arts from Angelo State University.

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