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Education and educators have the power to change the world. Our mission as a community must be to come together to ensure that every single student in ϲ has the opportunity to achieve their dreams and realize their potential.

Dr. Hafedh Azaiez

Superintendent of Schools

Dr. Hafedh Azaiez

Superintendent of Schools

Contact the Superintendent’s office – 512-464-5022

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Languages Spoken

English
Spanish
Arabic
French

Recognitions

Sam Houston University School of Education Distinguished Educator of the Year Award 2020
Texas Association of School Administrators Inspiring Leader Award 2020
Texas Association of School Administrators Superintendent Cabinet Member

School Districts Served

Houston ISD
Spring ISD
Donna ISD

About Dr. Azaiez

Raised in Tunisia in North Africa, Dr. Azaiez earned a bachelor’s degree in physics and chemistry from La Faculte des Sciences de Tunis. He came to the United States to pursue graduate school, earning a masters of education from the University of St. Thomas in Houston and a doctorate of education in educational leadership from Sam Houston State University.

Dr. Azaiez is fluent in English, Spanish, Arabic and French. His career in public education began in 2002 as a middle school science teacher with Houston ISD. He later moved on to administrative roles, including assistant principal, principal, and lead principal in Houston ISD and assistant superintendent of middle schools in Spring ISD.

Before coming to ϲ, Dr. Azaiez served as the Superintendent of Schools in Donna ISD from 2018 to 2021, where he is credited with spurring significant improvements in the Rio Grande Valley district. He developed a five-year strategic plan for the district and expanded course offerings while streamlining business operations for maximum efficiency. He also expanded pre-kindergarten, making the district the first in the Rio Grande Valley to implement a free, full-day Pre-K program for three-year-olds.

Dr. Azaiez has long advocated expanding opportunities for students, initiating changes in the Houston, Spring and Donna school districts for middle school students to take high school-level math and science courses, which expanded opportunities for those students to pursue higher- level math and science in high school. In Houston ISD, he partnered with Rice University to create the first middle school bioengineering program and is a strong advocate for Career Technical Education courses.

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Superintendent Committees

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Contract

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