“Dr. Flores has made an enormous impact on creating a culture of high expectations in Round Rock ISD,” said Drew Scheberle, Austin Chamber senior vice president, education, in a Nov. 6 release. “He doesn’t shirk from a challenge or make excuses for low performance. From the beginning of his tenure, Dr. Flores has been a unifier. He helped the Chamber and education partners come together on smart metrics for student success, and he has led by example in focusing on college/career readiness.”
The Austin Chamber of Commerce pointed to initiatives including college- and career-readiness expectations and a focus on continuous improvement as reasons for selecting Flores. In addition, the release stated Flores' investment in mental health by working to reduce the student-to-counselor ratio, prudent financial investing to manage district growth, and standardization of quality practices for racial and educational equity.