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ECISD Superintendent named finalist for Texan of the Year

On August 31, 2019, our Ector County community changed forever with the mass shooting that killed seven people and left 25 injured. Ector County ISD Superintendent of Schools Dr. Muri was new on the job. Just eight weeks into the job, to be precise. He quickly took the lead in organizing the school district’s work to provide support and resources for staff, students and families.


In December, the Dallas Morning News named Dr. Muri one of its finalists for Texan of the Year. The overall award went to Holocaust survivor Max Glauben.


Dr. Muri called the finalist recognition an honor and humbling. He emphasized it really acknowledges the efforts of the entire community. “The recognition reflects the work of an exceptional group of educators in Ector County ISD as well as leaders within our community.


“Our first responders acted immediately to deal with threat, including members of the ECISD Police Department, while our counselors, nurses and educators partnered with city and county officials to provide for the long-term social and emotional needs of our families.  Our community is filled with Texans of the Year who continue to support the students and community members that relive the events of August 31st every single day.


“It is an honor to serve and an honor to receive this recognition on behalf of the entire Odessa community.”


Read more from The Dallas Morning News. See coverage from Big 2 News.