Forefront Austin Names EAPrep Superintendent Joe Gonzales “Thought Leader of the Week”
Forefront Austin, the online publication that brings together local thought-leaders to share their perspectives on issues that effect Austinites, has chosen East Austin College Prep Superintendent Joe Gonzales, known to everyone as “Dr. G.,” as their Thought Leader of the Week. From the article:
Dr. Joe E. Gonzales has brought his 50 years of experience and expertise in public school administration to a grateful East Austin College Prep. His results and accomplishments in the field of education have been recognized by fellow educators and leaders across the nation. He was the first Hispanic Superintendent in Michigan, and has received the U.S. Department of Education’s prestigious John Stanford Hero’s award. His leadership qualities have been highlighted by NBC Nightly News and the Texas Tribune. Dr. Gonzales has been honored by the State of Texas and the City of Austin for his accomplishments in working with former dropouts and was the sole dropout recovery charter school principal to speak at the 2010 National Charter Schools Conference in Chicago.
Click on this link to read a Forefront Austin Q&A with Dr. G, and to read a 2011 Forefront Austin story on Dr. G. with an accompanying video story, click on the corresponding link.