Nacogdoches ISD trustees hired Sandra Dowdy on Thursday, Feb. 19, as the district’s assistant superintendent of academic services.
In a unanimous vote, the board agreed to a contract that places Dowdy in the position for the remainder of the 2014-15 year and continues through June 2017.
“We look forward to having Mrs. Dowdy as part of the Nacogdoches ISD team,” said Superintendent Dr. Fred Hayes. “Her experience as a teacher and administrator is welcomed. We especially appreciate her work in districts with similar demographics.”
Dowdy comes to Nacogdoches ISD as part of a successful career that includes teaching at elementary and secondary levels and filling leadership roles on campuses and within central administration.
As an assistant superintendent, Dowdy developed, implemented and managed the instructional program for at-risk elementary and secondary schools with 86 percent of students from low socio-economic backgrounds, 32 percent with limited English proficiency, and high homeless and mobility rates. Her work led to numerous honors, awards and high accountability ratings for those schools.