Dr. Salazar-Zamora Honored by Harris County Commissioner’s Court

TOMBALL - For her instrumental contributions to education, Tomball ISD Superintendent of Schools Dr. Martha Salazar-Zamora accepted the award of Outstanding Superintendent during Hispanic Heritage Month by the Harris County Commissioner’s Court during its virtual meeting on September 29.

The Commissioner’s Court public meeting agenda honored Salazar-Zamora under Commissioner, Precinct 4, agenda item #1, “Request for Approval of Resolutions” - item B “Honoring Dr. Martha Salazar-Zamora, Tomball Independent School District Superintendent, during Hispanic Heritage Month for her contributions to education and her commitment to her community.”

Salazar-Zamora brings over 30 years of experience in education and has been the TISD Superintendent of Schools since 2017. She previously served for three years as the TISD Chief Academic Officer.

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

Salazar-Zamora’s illustrious career has been guided by her passion to improve her students’ quality of education. She is an active member of numerous professional organizations and has served in leadership positions throughout her experience. 

She currently serves as Vice President of the Fast Growth School Coalition and is a founding member of Texas Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (TALAS), having served three years as President.

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

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 18,500 students at 21 campuses.

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