Tuesday, May 24, 2011
When asked about things other than education, Hinojosa said he doesn't focus on anything other than education.
Dr. Michael Hinojosa inspires some, offers hope for others and leaves lingering doubts for still others as he finalizes details to become Cobb County’s 20th school superintendent. Cobb Board of Education member Tim Stultz, whose post serves Mableton middle schools, said, "I think he'll help us to start looking at the overall picture with academics in this country." The Cobb County School District’s sole finalist for superintendent met the media with many answers and greeted the public with plenty of handshakes at Campbell High School’s media center Monday afternoon. Hinojosa, the six-year superintendent of the Dallas Independent School District in Texas, started his first workweek since the Cobb Board of Education announced his selection …
Monday, May 23, 2011
The Cobb County School District introduces the superintendent candidate to the community Monday afternoon at Campbell High School.
About 50 people comprised of Cobb County educators, parents, business representatives and government officials came to Campbell High School Monday afternoon to meet the Cobb County Schools superintendent candidate, Dr. Michael Hinojosa. Hinojosa is currently the superintendent for the Dallas Independent School District in Texas. He has been the superintendent since 2005, but has been an educator for 30 years. Cobb County School District announced Hinojosa’s candidacy last Thursday. Scott Sweeney, Post 6 school board member, explained that the process began last year when the board searched the Georgia School Boards Association for a candidate. CCSD eventually began to look out of state. “We had a host of candidates and applicants at that …
Friday, May 20, 2011
Here's a roundup of the region's major developments for May 20.
Family Ties Draw Hinojosa to Cobb – East Cobb Patch Dorsett Shoals Creates Cleaner Air – Douglasville Patch Softball Tourney to Bring Teams, Dollars Into Paulding – Dallas-Hiram Creative Play Inspires Fine Art Photographer’s Work – Marietta Patch
The sole finalist in Cobb's superintendent search, Dr. Michael Hinojosa, wanted to move closer to family.
Michael Hinojosa didn’t apply for the Cobb County school superintendent’s job by the Jan. 31 deadline, but a timely pregnancy provided the opening for the Cobb Board of Education to lure the Dallas educator to Georgia’s second-largest school district. Tim Stultz of Mableton's and Smyrna’s Post 2 and David Morgan of South Cobb’s Post 3 both said Hinojosa’s successful background of working with diverse populations will help him to address the achievement gap found in South Cobb. A generous Texas pension made it feasible for Hinojosa to leave Dallas, where the student population, operating budget and superintendent’s salary are all roughly 50 percent larger than in Cobb. And watching the Cobb school board in action helped secure his desire …
Thursday, May 19, 2011
The Cobb Board of Education members have reached a decision in their search for a new district superintendent.
The Cobb County Board of Education plans to announce its sole finalist for superintendent at its regular monthly meeting tonight. The Cobb County School District made that announcement this afternoon, a few hours before the board will meet in an executive session at 5:30 p.m. to discuss the superintendent search and perhaps other personnel matters. The regular meeting starts at 7 at the Central Office at 514 Glover St. in Marietta. The Dallas Morning News reports that Cobb's choice to succeed Fred Sanderson, who is retiring in June, is Michael Hinojosa, the superintendent of the Dallas Independent School District. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution also reports that Hinojosa is the choice, citing unnamed sources. The meeting …