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CCSD News and Announcements
For Immediate Release
For more information contact:
May 19, 2011
Jay Dillon (770) 426-3345

Dr. Michael Hinojosa of Dallas
Named Finalist For Cobb Superintendent

Dr. Michael HinojosaThe Cobb County Board of Education today named Dr. Michael Hinojosa of Dallas, Texas as finalist for the position of superintendent of Cobb County Schools. Since 2005, Dr. Hinojosa has served as superintendent of the Dallas Independent School District, the nation's 14th largest school system with more than 150,000 students, 21,000 employees and a $1.2 billion annual budget.

"Dr. Hinojosa has the experience to lead our schools and address the tough issues facing a large and diverse school system like Cobb County. He is an innovative leader with a proven record of success," said Board Chair Alison Bartlett.

Dr. Hinojosa's career in education spans more than three decades, as teacher and administrator in several Texas school systems. His educational leadership has earned accolades such as 2002 Superintendent of the Year by the Texas Association of School Boards and 2005 Superintendent of the Year by the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Hinojosa has graduate degrees in education from the University of Texas at Austin and the University of North Texas and a Bachelor's in education from Texas Tech University. He is an avid supporter, fan and coach of Select Baseball.

"A successful school system must ensure that students are college and work-force ready," said Dr. Hinojosa. "All systems in a school district should be aligned to accomplish these desires. A committed and professional staff needs to ensure this occurs. The board, staff and community that is aligned with this premise, will prevail."

The announcement of Dr. Hinojosa's selection as finalist begins a state-mandated 14-day period for public comment and input from the Cobb County community. The Board's next scheduled meeting will take place Wednesday, June 8 at 8:30 a.m.

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