Plainview ISD approves H. T. Sanchez as new superintendent

Plainview ISD approves H. T. Sanchez as new superintendent

PLAINVIEW, TX (KCBD) - The Plainview ISD Board of Trustees voted unanimously to confirm Dr. H. T. Sanchez as their new superintendent on Wednesday.

Current Superintendent Rocky Kirk will retire later this year.

On Wednesday, April 11, the board selected Dr. H. T. Sanchez as the lone finalist for the upcoming vacancy.

Sanchez is the former superintendent for the Tucson Unified School District, serving there from 2013 until last February.

He also served as Deputy Superintendent and Interim Superintendent for Ector County ISD in Odessa from 2010 until leaving for Arizona.

Sanchez holds an educational doctorate (Ed.D) from Texas A&M Commerce, receiving his hood in 2006. He also holds a Master of Education from Sul Ross State University and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Angelo State University. Sanchez started his education career in the spring of 1999 as an English teacher at Nimitz Junior High School in Odessa.

Dr. Kirk, Plainview's Superintendent since 2013, announced last December he planned to retire at the end of his contract, set to expire at the end of this year. He agreed to allow the board to select his replacement before his contract was up.

Sanchez' first day will be Thursday.

A school board election is set for Plainview ISD on May 5.

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