Tomball ISD renews superintendent's contract, ups pay 3.5%

The Tomball ISD board of trustees meets the second Tuesday of every month.

The Tomball ISD board of trustees meets the second Tuesday of every month.

The Tomball ISD board of trustees unanimously approved extending Superintendent Martha Salazar-Zamora's contract to a four-year term in effect from July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2023, during an Aug. 13 board of trustees meeting. Trustee Justin Unser and Salazar-Zamora were absent from Tuesday's meeting.

In addition to the contract extension, the board approved an increase in the superintendent's salary Aug. 13, raising Salazar-Zamora's annual base salary by 3.5% to $253,575, trustee John McStravick said during the meeting. Salazar-Zamora's base salary was $245,000 for the 2018-19 school year and $215,000 for the 2017-18 school year, according to Texas Education Agency data.

Salazar-Zamora began her role as superintendent in April 2017 after the retirement of former Superintendent Huey Kinchen. She previously served as chief academic officer for TISD.
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By Anna Lotz

Anna joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. In July 2017, she transitioned to editor. Anna covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in the Tomball and Magnolia communities. Prior to CI, Anna served as editor-in-chief of Cedars, interned with the National Journalism Center in Washington, D.C., and spent time writing for the Springfield News-Sun and Xenia Daily Gazette.


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