ROBSTOWN - Robstown Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Maria M. Vidaurri has been selected as Regional Superintendent of the Year. The announcement was made during a press conference held Wednesday morning at the Education Service Center, Region 2 building located in Corpus Christi, Texas. 

This accolade comes from the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB), who started the Superintendent of the Year award program in 1984. As a recipient, Dr. Vidaurri is honored for her excellence in public school administration. The selection is based on strong leadership skills, dedication to improving the quality of education in Robstown Independent School District, and commitment to public support and involvement in education.

Dr. Vidaurri was hired with Robstown ISD in 2013. During her four years of leading the district, she has led the district to a ‘Met Standard’ status under the State Accountability Rating System, earned an Early College High School designation for Robstown Early College High School, and spearheaded the initiative to become a District of Innovation.

“Our Superintendent has worked diligently to focus on the big picture and strategically plan for Robstown ISD’s future, which has yielded unprecedented opportunities for our students," said School Board President Oscar Lopez. "It is clear that her involvement in education will shape the lives of our students, who now have positive pathways provided to them through Dr. Vidaurri’s vision. Her dedication to changing lives, one student at a time is so sincere, heartfelt, and exactly what was needed for the future of Robstown. We are so fortunate and humbled to have Dr. Vidaurri serve Robstown Independent School District as our leader.”