Assistant superintendent Art Cavazos was honored by the Association of School Business Officials International receiving the group's Distinguished Professional Eagle Award for modeling outstanding leadership in the school business management profession.
Cavazos oversees district operations including child nutrition services, emergency preparedness, safety and security and auxiliary services.
Earlier this year, the Texas Association of School Business Officials gave Cavazos the 2010 Commitment to Excellence Award. He has served as TASBO's board president in 2003 and has chaired ASBO's International’s Professional Development Committee. Cavazos has been active in implementing various state initiatives related to professional standards, financial excellence and reporting requirements, officials said.
“Perhaps the best evidence of a true leader is in the measure of respect accorded by those who are led,” Superintendent Melody Johnson said. “Art’s professional judgment, common sense approach and genuine concern for staff and students have benefited the District exceptionally well in every regard.”