CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Corpus Christi ISD Superintendent Dr. Roland Hernandez is among five public school administrators who were selected as state finalists for the annual Superintendent of the Year award chosen by the Texas Association of School Boards.
The annual award has recognized exemplary superintendents for excellence and achievement in educational leadership since 1984.
“This honor truly reflects the collaborative nature of our district family,” Hernandez said. “All along, my goal has been to strengthen the bond between our school board, our staff and our families to achieve Corpus Christi ISD’s primary goal: providing a high-quality, public school education to every student. The progress we are making is extraordinary, and it is my honor to lead the effort.”
Candidates are chosen for their strong leadership skills, dedication to improving educational quality, ability to build effective employee relations, student performance and commitment to public involvement in education.
Superintendents from any of the state’s local school districts are eligible for nomination by their school boards.
Local nominees are submitted to a regional selection committee, which chooses one nominee to send to the state selection committee.
Hernandez is in his seventh year leading CCISD and has 22 years of administrative experience.
The committee noted the humility with which Hernandez has led the district.
Hernandez is an active advocate for public education, serving as the 2020- 21 president of the Texas School Alliance. He received his bachelor’s degree from Texas State University, his master’s degree from the University of Houston–Clear Lake, and his doctorate from The University of Texas at Austin.
The 2020 Superintendent of the Year will be announced at the Texas Association of School Administrators/TASB Convention, which will be a virtual event held Sept. 30- Oct.2.