Dr. Salazar-Zamora Named Recipient of Academic Scholarship to Attend Superintendent Academy

AUSTIN – The Thompson Executive Leadership Institute in Austin, Texas has announced that Dr. Martha Salazar-Zamora, Superintendent at Tomball ISD, is the recipient of an academic scholarship to attend the 28th annual Superintendent Academy sponsored jointly by the Thompson Executive Leadership Institute and Region 13 Education Service Center in Austin.  The TELI Superintendent Academy is a nationally known advanced leadership development program for school superintendents from Texas and surrounding states.

According to Dr. Bob Thompson, TELI’s director, membership in the Academy is competitive and by invitation only.  Dr. Martha Salazar-Zamora was nominated by her colleagues, met a set of rigorous screening criteria, and was judged by the screening committee to have a leadership skill set that will add value to the discussions in a “think tank” of peers.

According to Thompson, the scholarship pays all academic costs.  All sessions are held at Region 13 Education Service Center in Austin, Texas through November 2021. There are twenty-one Superintendents who were selected to participate for the Institute.

There they will be led through joint leadership training and planning activities applicable to their individual districts.  These district leaders also meet with other superintendents from Texas and bordering states from similar-sized districts to share ideas for increasing student achievement and developing a vision for the future of their schools.

Admission to the Thompson Executive Leadership Institute, according to Thompson, is recognition, not only of the superintendent, but also the on-going efforts of the board who supports the Superintendent of Schools to improve education for all children. 


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 19,000 students at 21 campuses.


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