Degrees and Certifications:
Certifications Superintendent Certificate - Lamar University Life - Professional Mid-Management Administrator Life - Teaching Certificate - Pre-K-sixth grade Degrees Doctor of Educational Leadership Tarleton State University Master of Education in Educational Leadership Texas A&M University - Commerce Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies East Texas State University
Dr. Billy Snow
The CHISD Board of Trustees approved Dr. Billy Snow as the superintendent Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. Snow was previously the Chief of Transformation and Innovation for Dallas ISD. Prior to DISD, he held a similar position at Caddo Parish Public Schools in Louisiana and led a group of historically underperforming schools. His efforts transformed the school’s climate and culture, and improved teacher performance. The campuses experienced decreases in discipline issues and double-digit gains in achievement and graduation rates.
Additionally, community and stakeholder investment improved and students were offered experiences like the Amazing Shake, an event that led 6,000 students through multiple rounds of competition in social skills, etiquette, and public speaking. The winner from each campus gave their presidential speech in Washington, D.C.
Snow began his career as a third-grade teacher. In his first year in education, he won the Sallie Mae Teacher of the Year for Mesquite ISD, a national competition which recognizes one teacher from each state. As a principal in Corsicana, he led two highly successful Title I campuses, schools with high concentrations of students from low-income families. During his tenure, his team increased academic performance across the campus and the campus consistently earned the school ranking of Exemplary Status, the state’s highest ranking at that time. Additionally, in 2008 he won the H-E-B Excellence in Education Award, Elementary Principal of the Year in Texas. In 2011 he was a National Distinguished Principal finalist.
In Mansfield he was promoted from principal to an area superintendent and led 12 Title I campuses; he coached and supervised school leaders and led district initiatives.
Snow's passion for Title I schools, empowering teachers, staff and leaders, and engaging parents and the community drives him daily. As a staff developer, he leads professional development in several areas such as response to intervention, school climate and culture, and transformational leadership. In 2015 he was selected as one of 25 educational leaders from across the country to be a part of the Leverage Leadership Institute.
Snow has served as a motivational speaker and consultant to other school districts and education organizations nationwide.
As a husband to a fellow educator and father of three, he truly sees his work as his mission and part of his calling.