Lubbock, TX (Vocus) October 14, 2010
Effective Oct. 1, Holly Watson assumed the duties of interim superintendent at Texas Tech University Independent School District (TTUISD). Gilbert Weaver held the superintendent position for 13 years prior and announced his retirement effective Sept. 30.
Watson graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M University in 1988. She also earned her master's degree in educational administration from Wayland Baptist University in 1997 and completed her superintendent certification in 2002 through Texas Tech University.
Watson comes to TTUISD with a combined 21 years of educational experience. She spent the last eight years as the director of instructional services at the Region 17 Education Service Center. Before working at Region 17, Watson served as the assistant superintendent at Ralls ISD for five years and was a classroom teacher for Hale Center ISD and Floydada ISD.
Texas Tech University Independent School District was established by the State Board of Education in the Fall of 1993. TTUISD currently provides educational solutions to students by supplying supplemental and home school curriculum offered at a distance. The district also works with other schools to offer testing solutions, a dropout prevention alternative and a credit recovery option. Currently, TTUISD has more than 1,800 full-time students enrolled. TTUISD is accredited by the Texas Education Agency (TEA), and all courses and credit by exams are aligned with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).