Houston — Dr. Angi Williams, superintendent of Galena Park Independent School District, has been named a finalist for the 2016 Superintendent of the Year sponsored by the Texas Association of School Boards.
The Superintendent of the Year award recognizes exemplary superintendents for their excellence and achievement in educational leadership. Candidates were chosen for their strong leadership skills, dedication to improving educational quality, ability to build effective employee relations, student performances and commitment to public involvement in education.
In June, Dr. Williams was named 2016 Region 4 Superintendent of the Year and qualified for Texas Superintendent of the Year.
Dr. Williams traveled to Austin last month to be interviewed on issues such as advocacy for public education, recruitment and retention of high quality educators, programs and initiatives that positively affect student growth and steps to measure continuous improvement were targeted.
The state selection committee cited Dr. Williams’ emphasis on the importance of teaching from the “crib to college” and her belief that every educator has to be the best every single day to ensure success for all students.
The Superintendent of the Year will be announced on September 23 in Houston at the TASA/TASB Convention.