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Hinojosa named finalist for Cobb superintendent
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Hinojosa named finalist for Cobb superintendent

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- The Cobb County Board of Education has named Dr. Michael Hinojosa as finalist for superintendent of Cobb County Schools.

Since 2005, Hinojosa has served as superintendent of the Dallas (Tex.) Independent School District, the nation's 14th largest school system with more than 150,000 students, 21,000 employees and a $1.2 billion annual budget.

"Dr. Hinojosa has the experience to lead our schools and address the tough issues facing a large and diverse school system like Cobb County. He is an innovative leader with a proven record of success," said board chair Alison Bartlett.

Hinojosa's education career spans more than three decades as a teacher and administrator in several Texas school systems.

His leadership has earned numerous accolades, including the 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.

"A successful school system must ensure that students are college and work-force ready," Hinojosa said. "All systems in a school district should be aligned to accomplish these desires. A committed and professional staff needs to ensure this occurs. The board, staff and community that is aligned with this premise will prevail."

Hinojosa has graduate degrees in education from the University of Texas at Austin and the University of North Texas. He received a bachelor's degree in education from Texas Tech University.

He is also an avid supporter, fan and coach of Select Baseball.

The announcement of Hinojosa's selection as finalist begins a state-mandated 14-day period of public comment and input from Cobb County residents.

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