Lindale ISD Superintendent Stan Surratt has been named the Region 7 Education Service Center Superintendent of the Year. He will serve as the regional representative in the Texas Association of School Boards statewide program.
Surratt said it’s an honor to be selected, according to a Region 7 news release.
“This honor is a great tribute to the Lindale Independent School District, and the wonderful work and success of the teachers, students, and staff,” Surratt said.
The Superintendent of the Year award program has recognized outstanding Texas administrators for 30 years.
The award is based on leadership in several areas including: student performance, administration and school climate, school board and superintendent relations, school improvement, school and community relations, and management of finances, facilities, instruction, students and personnel.
“Region 7’s 106 districts and charter schools are blessed with wonderful leaders like Mr. Surratt who put the education and overall success of our students first,” Region 7 ESC Executive Director Elizabeth Abernethy said, according to the news release. “In his 15 years as a superintendent, Mr. Surratt has continued to show exemplary leadership skills and his dedication to the education of the students he serves, as well as to the support of his staff. We are proud for him to represent Region 7 at the state.”
Surratt has been Lindale ISD’s superintendent since 2007. He came to the district after 21 years in Fruitvale ISD, where he served as a math teacher and coach, principal and superintendent.
The state committee will interview regional winners in August and select five state finalists.
The Superintendent of the Year will be announced Sept. 26 at the Texas Association of School Administrators and the Texas Association of School Board’s Convention in Dallas.