Saltillo ISD administrator named 'Superintendent of the Year'
Paul Jones honored by rural education association
From Staff Reports
Oct. 6, 2008 - Saltillo ISD Superintendent Paul Jones recently received one of the highest honors bestowed on rural educators.
Texas Rural Education Association named Jones "Superintendent of the Year" at the annual TREA conference at the Hilton Airport Hotel in San Antonio.
Jones was nominated for the award by Saltillo ISD's board of trustees and by TREA "for a career of outstanding contribution to rural education in Texas."
He has served as superintendent at Saltillo for the past seven years. Jones worked his way up the education scale, first as a teacher at Greenville ISD before being selected 13 years ago to serve as Saltillo's elementary principal.
During his years at Saltillo, the school has three times been ranked exemplary and seven times recognized by Texas Education Agency.
For 2007-2008, Saltillo was one of only five school districts in Region VIII Educational Service Center and one of only 328 in the state (excluding charter schools) to receive a recognized ranking, and was the only district in either Franklin or Hopkins counties to be recognized.
The Texas Rural Education was founded in 1991 and is affiliated with the National Rural Education Association. The association is committed to the improvement of teaching and learning in the rural schools of Texas. Jones is a member of the board of directors of the organization.