DONNA, Texas – A local valley superintendent has been selected as Distinguished Educator of the Year.
Donna Superintendent Doctor Hafedh Azaiez was chosen as the recipient of the 2020 Distinguished Educator of the Year Award by Sam Houston State University’s College of Education.
Azaiez is a former alumnus of the university. This award is the highest honor the college gives to its alumni. Since taking over the district in July of 2018, Dr. Azaiez has reshaped the district.
“It feels great. It feels great because it’s like an acknowledgment that the work and the contribution that you’ve given to the community to the students is actually being noticed, and it’s being paid off,” said Dr. Hafedh Azaiez.
Since taking over the district, the district has experienced an 8% increase in overall academic performance.