Superintendent of the Year
2020 Superintendent of the Year
2021 SOTY Timeline
April 9: Nomination submissions due to designated ESC
June 25: Regional screening completed and nominations submitted to TASB
August 27-28: All regional winners interviewed and five finalists chosen by the TASB State Selection Committee
September: Finalists interviewed and Superintendent of the Year chosen by TASB State Selection Committee
September: Presentation of the award at the 2021 TASA/TASB Convention
Since 1984, the Texas Association of School Boards' (TASB) Superintendent of the Year (SOTY) award program has honored outstanding Texas administrators for achievement and excellence in public school administration.
Candidates are chosen for the strong leadership skills, dedication to improving the quality of education in their school districts, commitment to public support and involvement in education, and ability to build good employee relations among teachers and other staff members.
Each nominee must meet the following criteria:
- Has continuously served as superintendent of the district since September 1, 2018, or before (interim positions do not count);
- Is a TASA member and in a district that is an “Active Member” of TASB;
- Is certified and meets the State Board for Educator Certification continuing professional education requirement;
- Is an active superintendent at the time of the 2021 TASA|TASB Convention.
TASB Regional Screening Committees
The education service center will coordinate the regional screening. School board members serving on the regional screening committee are from districts that do not have superintendents nominated for the award and do not have board members on the TASB State Selection Committee. Each regional screening committee will submit one nomination to the TASB State Selection Committee.
TASB State Selection Committee
The State Selection Committee is typically composed of TASB directors appointed by the TASB president to serve on the TASB Member Services Committee. A director may not serve if the superintendent from his or her district is being considered.