Dr. Salazar-Zamora Nominated for Texas Superintendent of the Year

TOMBALL – Dr. Martha Salazar-Zamora has been recommended as Superintendent of the Year by the Tomball ISD Board of Trustees due to her exemplary and visionary leadership toward continuously elevating student performance in Tomball ISD schools. 

During the March 3, 2020 Regular Board Meeting, the Tomball ISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved a resolution nominating Dr. Salazar-Zamora for the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) Superintendent of the Year for 2020 (SOTY).

Salazar-Zamora brings over 34 years of experience in education and has been the TISD Superintendent of Schools for the past three years. She previously served for three years as the TISD Chief Academic Officer.

She is an active member of numerous professional organizations and has served in leadership positions throughout her experience. 

Salazar-Zamora is a trailblazer who impacts the educational community as a whole. She is the first female Superintendent of TISD and the first Hispanic Superintendent of Tomball TISD. She is currently the only Hispanic Superintendent in the greater Houston Area, and one of the very few female Hispanic Superintendents in Texas.

Salazar-Zamora not only leads a fast-growth district, but one of the highest academic achieving districts in the state of Texas, all while maintaining a strong financial responsibility.

“The Board believes in Dr. Salazar-Zamora as she brings leadership, accomplishments, relationships in our District, and most importantly, heart to her role,” TISD Board President Michael J. Pratt said. 

According to TASB, the Superintendent of the Year (SOTY) award program has honored outstanding administrators for achievement and excellence in public school administration. These school leaders exhibit exemplary and visionary leadership toward improving student performance. They are chosen for their strong leadership skills, dedication to improving the quality of education in their districts, and commitment to public support and involvement in education.

Salazar-Zamora’s nomination was submitted by the TISD Board to the Region 4 Education Service Center in May for the TASB Regional Committee. Each Region will submit one nomination to the TASB State Selection Committee in late June. The State election process will continue with interviews of all Regional selections and conclude with the naming of five finalists for Texas SOTY in late August. Following another round of interviews, SOTY will be announced in early October at the 2020 TASB Convention.

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 over 18,000 students at 20 campuses.