Houston superintendent is Educator of the Year
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Grier received the Green-Garner Award, the nation’s highest honor for urban education leadership. The award is presented in alternate years to a superintendent and school board member.
Grier has served as superintendent of the nation’s seventh largest school district since 2009. According to the council, he he is credited with accelerating academic gains to produce a higher graduation rate, especially among African-American and Hispanic students. The district also has substantially reduced the student dropout rate.
“Superintendent Terry Grier knows how to confront challenges in urban education and has the commitment, experience and energy to overcome the odds to provide a quality education for students,” Council Executive Director Michael Casserly said.