HISD Board of Education hosting meetings to gather input on superintendent search

The Houston Independent School District Board of Education is conducting a nationwide search for a permanent superintendent, and trustees are seeking input from the community about the qualities and traits they would like to see in their next district leader.

HISD Board of Education trustees have scheduled several meetings to gather feedback from the community that will be used to develop a superintendent candidate profile. The dates and times for the meetings are listed below.

In March, Dr. Grenita Lathan was named by trustees as HISD’s interim superintendent. Lathan will continue to serve in that capacity during the duration of the search. 

The Board of Education has exercised a warranty provision with executive search firm Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates to conduct a superintendent search at no cost to the district.

The Illinois-based firm will help trustees host a series of community meetings, including a districtwide meeting on Saturday, Jan. 19, to gather input from various district stakeholders, including parents and students, school-based staff, district employees, and business and community members. The board will then use that feedback to finalize its superintendent profile and begin searching for candidates.

Input on the search for HISD’s permanent superintendent can also be provided via an online survey on the district’s website, www.HoustonISD.org.

The community meeting schedule is as follows:

Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, 6 p.m. (Trustee Jolanda Jones, District IV)
Peck Elementary School, 5001 MLK Blvd., 77021

Tuesday, Jan15, 20196:30 p.m. (Trustee Sue Deigaard, District V)
Pershing Middle School, 3838 Blue Bonnet Blvd., 77025

Tuesday, Jan15, 20197:00 p.m. (Trustee Jolanda Jones, District IV)
Sterling High School, 11625 Martindale Rd., 77048

Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, 2 p.m. (Trustee Sue Deigaard, District V; Trustee Holly Flynn Vilaseca District VI; Trustee Anne Sung, District VII)
Long Academy, 6501 Bellaire Blvd., 77074

Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, 6 p.m. (Trustee Holly Flynn Vilaseca, District VI)
Revere Middle School, 10502 Briar Forest Dr., 77042

Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, 7 p.m. (Trustee Rhonda Skillern-Jones, District II)
Barbara Jordan Career Center, 5800 Eastex Fwy., 77026

Thursday, Jan17, 20196:30 p.m. (Trustee Anne Sung, District VII)
Wisdom High School, 6529 Beverly Hill St., 77057

Thursday, Jan17, 20197:00 p.m. (Trustee Elizabeth Santos, District I)
Waltrip High School, 1900 W. 34th St., 77018

Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, 9 a.m. (HISD Board of Education – Districtwide community meeting)
Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center, 4400 W. 18th St., 77092

Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, 8 a.m. (HISD Board of Education – Principals meeting)
Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center, 4400 W. 18th St., 77092

Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, 11 a.m. (Trustee Elizabeth Santos, District I, Trustee Sergio Lira, District III, Trustee Diana Davila, District VIII)
The Vara Center (East Field Office), 1102 Telephone Road, 77023

Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, 6 p.m. (Trustee Sergio Lira, District III, Trustee Diana Davila, District VIII)
Chavez High School, 8501 Howard Dr., 77017
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, 9 a.m. (Trustee Elizabeth Santos, District I)
Northside High School, 1101 Quitman, 77009

Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, 1 p.m. (Trustee Rhonda Skillern-Jones, District II)
Black Middle School, 1575 Chantilly Lane, 77018

Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, 5 p.m.(HISD Board of Education – Districtwide meeting for principals, teachers, support staff)
Heights High School, 413 E 13th St., 77008

Wednesday, Jan. 23, 20195 p.m. (Trustee Elizabeth Santos, District I)
Farias ECC, 515 E. Rittenhouse St., 77076

Wednesday, Jan. 23, 20196 p.m. (Trustee Elizabeth Santos, District I)
Heights High School, 413 E 13th St., 77008

Thursday, Jan. 24, 20196:30 p.m. (Trustee Wanda Adams, District IX)
Madison High School, 13719 White Heather Dr., 77045