Tomball ISD’s superintendent has been nominated for the 2024 National Superintendent of the Year award, according to a Nov. 2 news release from the Texas Association of School Administrators.

Two-minute impact

TISD Superintendent Martha Salazar-Zamora was chosen by the TASA for the 2024 national honor, which is awarded by The School Superintendents Association, according to the release.

“I make it a goal to lead TISD with a results-oriented attitude supported by strong relationships, management, accomplishments, and, of equal importance, heart,” Salazar-Zamora said in the release.

A panel for the The School Superintendents Association will interview the nominees for the 2024 Superintendent of the Year award before naming four finalists in January.
  • The national winner will be announced at the The School Superintendents Association's national conference to be held Feb. 15-17.
The backstory

Salazar-Zamora has served as TISD’s superintendent since 2017 and has worked in education for more than 36 years. Before her time as TISD superintendent, Salazar-Zamora served three years as the district's chief academic officer.

In 2024-25, Salazar-Zamora will lead TASA as the president, and she is serving as president-elect, according to TASA’s news release.

In case you missed it

Out of five state finalists and nominees from across the state, TISD’s superintendent was named 2023 Texas Superintendent of the Year by the Texas Association of School Boards on Sept. 29.
  • TISD Superintendent Martha Salazar-Zamora was selected for the honor by a TASB eight-member selection committee.
  • Salazar-Zamora is the first TISD superintendent and the first female Hispanic superintendent to win the superintendent of the year honor.