Dr. Don Hooper, Executive Director School Research Nexus
Dr. Hooper is the Executive Director of School Research Nexus and currently serves on two private school boards and two corporate boards. Dr. Hooper has over 45 years’ experience in public education, serving 33 years as an educator, instructional leader, and district administrator. He served 25 years as superintendent in five school districts ranging in size from 110 students to 60,000 students. He also has experience working with boards of education to formulate school district policy, develop and implement strategic plans, and oversee day-to-day school district administration and operations.
Dr. Hooper was named Texas Superintendent of the Year in 1995 and Educator of the Month by Texas School Business Magazine in September, 1994. He was the 2001-02 president of the American Association of School Administrators and has served as an adjunct professor for the Department of School Administration/Supervision in the University of Houston System, The University of North Texas, and The University of Texas at Austin. In 2002, he delivered the “Lord Alexander Memorial Address” to the British Society of Education Officers at Cambridge University, UK and has been on numerous international study missions to Ministries of Education in Europe, Singapore and Vietnam. He continues to be active in education leadership circles.