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ECISD leader selected for National Superintendents Academy

Dr. Stephanie Howard Ector County ISD Deputy Superintendent Dr. Stephanie Howard earned prestigious distinction recently when she was chosen for admission to The National Superintendents Academy. The National Superintendents Academy is led by and designed for school superintendents. It provides practical, hands-on training that supplements traditional training and certification programs. Dr. Howard will be a member of the 2020 Class, joining a dynamic community focused on improving our nation’s schools. The competition for admission is incredibly rigorous.

“I feel very fortunate to have been chosen to participate in the DA Superintendents Academy,” said Dr. Howard.  “I look forward to the opportunity to learn from Dr. Peter Gorman, former Superintendent of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and Dr. Terry Grier, former Superintendent of Houston ISD, network with other district level administrators and aspiring superintendents, and improve my skills to positively impact student outcomes in our district.”

The academy consists of six modules over the course of three months. It is open to early career superintendents, top-level administrators, and assistant superintendents. 

“This is a tremendous honor for Dr. Howard,” said ECISD Superintendent of Schools Dr. Scott Muri. “The success of any organization rises and falls with leadership. Dr. Howard will be learning from and learning with some of the best education leaders in the country. She will gain a greater understanding of the complexity and the challenge of being a superintendent. She will benefit, and so will our district. I applaud her willingness to continue learning and to challenge herself this way.”

Additionally, Dr. Howard recently received accolades from the University of Texas San Antonio which honored her with its Women in Leadership Award for her exemplary service in central office leadership. Dr. Howard earned her doctorate from UTSA in 2014.  

For more information about this press release, contact the ECISD Communications Department at 456-9019.