According to a late May statement, the TISD board of trustees also nominated Salazar-Zamora as the Texas Association of School Boards Superintendent of the Year for 2020, which could be submitted by Region 4 in late June to the state selection committee to move forward in the process.
“The Board believes in Dr. Salazar-Zamora as she brings leadership, accomplishments, relationships in our district, and most importantly, heart to her role,” board President Michael Pratt said in a May 22 statement regarding Salazar-Zamora's nomination as superintendent of the year.
Each regional education service center submits one nomination to the TASB State Selection Committee in late June, according to the statement. If selected, candidates are interviewed, and five finalists are named in late August. The superintendent of the year is slated to be announced in early October by TASB after another round of interviews, according to the statement.
Salazar-Zamora is TISD's first female superintendent as well as the district's first Hispanic superintendent, according to the statement. As of late May, she was also the only Hispanic superintendent in the Greater Houston area, according to the statement.
She has served as superintendent since 2017, previously serving as chief academic officer for the district since 2014, Community Impact Newspaper previously reported.