Odessa, Texas - About two weeks before new TUSD Superintendent H.T. Sanchez accepted his new job, he asked a subordinate in Odessa, Texas, where he was interim superintendent, to evaluate the Tucson contract offer using his Ector County Independent School District email account.
H.T. Sanchez views himself as a simple guy who prefers a T-shirt, jeans and cowboy boots to the suit and tie he's had to wear each day as interim superintendent of the Ector County Independent School District.
When describing his approach to leadership, the man poised to take the helm at Tucson's largest school district preaches a simple message of unity, open communication with employees and using past mistakes to grow as a person and a leader.