Past Conferences

Keynote Speaker
Dr. Michael Hinojosa

Dr. Michael HinojosaIn June 2011, Dr. Michael Hinojosa was named superintendent of the Cobb County School District, the nation’s 24th largest school district with a student population of approximately 107,000. His career in public education, from teacher and coach to superintendent of six school systems, spans more than three decades. Prior to joining Cobb, Dr. Hinojosa served as a superintendent/CEO for the Dallas Independent School District in Texas.

With a firm belief that education and not environment is the key to a student’s success, he has led several school districts to improved student achievement. Dr. Hinojosa’s recognitions include being named 2002 Superintendent of the Year by the Texas Association of School Boards and 2005 Superintendent of the Year by the University of Texas at Austin. He was honored as Distinguished Alumnus by the College of Education at Texas Tech University and is past president of the Texas Association of School Administrators.

Dr. Hinojosa holds a doctorate in education from the University of Texas at Austin. He and wife Kitty have two sons, one attending Harvard University and another attending Princeton University. He has a son from a previous marriage who graduated from Texas Tech University.