HMS Supt. TJ Parks Tops in State
Hobbs Supt. TJ Parks has been named New Mexico School Superintendent of the Year by the New Mexico Coalition of Educational Leaders Association (NMCELA).
Parks, who received his plaque Friday at an Albuquerque awards luncheon that also recognized other New Mexico educational leaders, was selected for the honor from among the 88 other superintendents in the state.
Parks took over as HMS superintendent in the summer of 2010 after serving in other HMS district administrative posts for almost three years. Prior to that he was superintendent for the Tatum school district for 21 years. He also coached and was a high school principal in Tatum.
Parks was presented with his award today by Crit Caton, superintendent for Artesia Schools and NMCELA president. Parks served this past year as president of the New Mexico Superintendent’s Association, an affiliate group of NMCELA. On hand for the presentation were Hobbs School Board President Gary Eidson and School Board Members Joe Calderon and Pat Jones.