H.T. Sanchez Named ECISD Interim Superintendent 3/26/13
CBS 7 News Reporter
March 26, 2013
ECTOR COUNTY, TX – Today ECISD School Board voted 4 to 3 to appoint Chief of Staff Dr. H.T. Sanchez as the new interim superintendent.
“It’s an opportunity to continue the work and the vision that Mr. Mendez put into place over his time as superintendent,” said ECISD Interim Superintendent H.T. Sanchez. “So that's very positive, in that it aligns in the request of the principals that were here and the teachers that were here.”
Some of the board members who voted against him say that they wanted to take a longer time at making the right decision.
However there were several principals and former teachers that spoke out in favor of the candidate. Many of which believed that Sanchez was the man for the job.
"We want the direction of the district to continue. Therefore it's a logical step to say if we have someone to be part of that co-creating that then name them the one to continue that,”said New Tech Odessa Principal Adrian Vega.
Although Sanchez is the acting superintendent, board members say they will consider conducting a thorough search to find the best match for the school district.
The school board members who voted for Sanchez as new interim were Dr. Ray Beaty, Mr. Pace, Mr. Galvan, and Mrs. Batch. The three who voted against the decision were Dr. Norwood, Dr. Smith, and Mrs. Wilkins.