DISTINGUISHED TEXAS SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR JOINS FAST GROWTH SCHOOL COALITION LEADERSHIP
Outgoing Executive Director Takes on Full-Time Advocacy Role
AUSTIN, TEXAS—A statewide advocacy group of Texas’ fastest growing school districts announced former Humble ISD Superintendent Dr. Guy Sconzo will join the Fast Growth School Coalition (FGSC) as its new Executive Director, effective September 1, 2016.
“With a new school year fast approaching and the Legislative Session just five months away, we’re enhancing the breadth and depth of the Fast Growth School Coalition’s leadership and advocacy efforts with the addition of Dr. Sconzo to our team,” said FGSC Board President, Dr. Randy Reid of Keller ISD.
“With Dr. Sconzo as Executive Director, fast growth schools have a respected leader who brings four decades of award-winning experience in public education. Guy is an administrator who understands firsthand the challenges Texas public schools face in keeping pace with the increasing demands for new facilities and maintenance as our population skyrockets,” added FGSC Board Vice-President, Dr. Jamie Wilson of Denton ISD.
This May, Dr. Sconzo retired from Humble ISD after 15 years of service as its superintendent. During his tenure at Humble ISD, Guy was recognized as Superintendent of the Year by Region 4 and H-E-B Excellence in Education named Humble ISD the best large district in Texas.
“It’s a privilege to take on the reins of FGSC at such a critically important time for Texas public schools, our students and the larger communities we serve,” said Dr. Sconzo. “It’s time for state funding to reflect the inherent realities and impact of our state’s tremendous population growth, especially as it relates to meeting basic education and infrastructure needs. Our state’s continued prosperity and competitiveness is at stake.
Meanwhile, Dr. Michelle Smith, who served as FGSC Executive Director for five years, will transition over to our coalition’s lobby team at HillCo Partners. She will play a critical role in advancing our FGSC issues before the Texas Legislature, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have her continued expertise and passion for fast growth schools,” said Sconzo.
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The Fast Growth School Coalition (FGSC) is a grassroots organization of school districts interested in finding legislative solutions that help districts cope with the financial and structural demands of their rapidly expanding populations. Learn more online at www.fastgrowthtexas.org or follow on Twitter, @FastGrowthTexas.
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