Highland Park's Hannon named Region 16 Superintendent of the Year

The Region 16 Education Service Center announced Monday that Jimmy Hannon, Superintendent, Highland Park ISD, has been named the 2021 Region 16 Superintendent of the Year. 

Hannon will represent Region 16 in the annual Superintendent of the Year (SOTY) award program.

Candidates are chosen for their strong leadership skills, dedication to improving educational quality in their districts, and commitment to public involvement in education. Superintendents from any of the state’s 1,026 local school districts are eligible for nomination by their school boards. 

Local nominees are submitted to a regional selection committee, which chooses one nominee to send to a state selection committee.

The state committee will interview all regional winners in Austin in August and select five state finalists. The Superintendent of the Year will be announced in September at the 2021 Texas Association of School Administrators/TASB Convention in Dallas.