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Tomball Independent School District

Tomball ISD Leaders Graduate from Holdsworth Leadership Collaborative

Tomball ISD Leaders Graduate from Holdsworth Leadership Collaborative
Holdsworth Graduation

AUSTIN - As life-long learners and advocates for building capacity within a school district, Tomball ISD Superintendent of Schools Dr. Martha Salazar-Zamora, Chief of Staff and School Leadership Dr. Amy Schindewolf, and Chief Academic Officer Dr. Michael Webb were recently celebrated during a graduation ceremony as part of the inaugural class of the Holdsworth Leadership Collaborative.

“Being selected to participate in the Holdsworth Leadership Collaborative was such an honor and a privilege,” Salazar-Zamora said. “As leaders, we are always looking to learn and grow and through this Leadership program, Tomball ISD has established a comprehensive framework around growing our leaders. Through an intentional and well-designed pipeline, we look forward to the continued implementation of our Leadership Definition in the future. We are fortunate to have been a part of the inaugural class and thankful for the opportunity to work alongside some of the finest districts throughout our State.”

During the 18-month Holdsworth Leadership Collaborative, just 14 districts from across the State were selected to participate, attending sessions at The Holdsworth Center’s Campus on Lake Austin.

Leadership Definition

During the sessions, Tomball ISD leaders learned best practices from organizations inside and outside of education that have built high-performing talent management systems, then work to define what great leadership looks like in Tomball. TISD leaders then worked together to collaborate and design systems and structures to sustain the district’s school leadership pipeline, which included the design and implementation of the Tomball ISD Leadership Definition and compass logo.

Founded by H-E-B Chairman Charles Butt in 2017, the center’s mission is to improve the quality of public education by supporting and developing educational leaders. 

The 14 districts who participated in the Holdsworth Leadership Collaborative are Corpus Christi ISD and Mission and Los Fresnos CISDs in South Texas; Conroe, Tomball, Pasadena and La Porte ISDs in Southeast Texas; Eanes, Temple, Waco and College Station ISDs and San Marcos CISD in Central Texas; and Irving and Plano ISDs in North Texas.

Tomball ISD educates students to become responsible, productive citizens by providing innovative, individually rigorous, and personally valuable educational experiences. Founded in 1908, Tomball ISD now encompasses 83 square miles in northwest Harris County and southwest Montgomery County, and is located approximately 30 miles from downtown Houston. The district currently educates nearly 22,000 students at 22 campuses.



  • 2022-2023
  • Dr. Salazar-Zamora
  • Graduation
  • Holdsworth
  • Leadership Definition