Board Bio – Dr. Lucio Calzada

Dr. Lucio Calzada, Jr.

Lucio Calzada, Jr., Ed.D., is the Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Schools at Hays Consolidated Independent School District.  Dr. Calzada has accumulated over 27 years of service to our country’s most precious resource, our children. He began his education career as a high school mathematics teacher at Kingsville High School in Kingsville, Texas and began his administrative career as an assistant principal at Taft Jr. High School. Soon after this position he became the mathematics consultant for all of Corpus Christi I.S.D.  He lead his first school as principal of South Park Middle School in Corpus Christi, Texas.  While serving as consultant for Achieve, Inc., he met Dr. Kaye Forgione, wife of then superintendent Dr. Pat Forgione.  It was not long before Dr. Forgione recruited Dr. Calzada to join the AISD team, first as the principal of Fulmore Middle School, then Garcia Middle School, and he was named the principal of Austin High School in June, 2008. Under his leadership, Austin High School became a State Recognized High School.

In July of 2012, Dr. Ralph Draper, Superintendent of Spring ISD, invited Dr. Calzada to join his executive leadership team as an area superintendent supervising thirteen schools (K-12) with over 14,000 students.  In January of 2015, Dr. Calzada was invited to join the Hays CISD executive leadership team led by superintendent, Mr. Michael McKie, as the assistant superintendent of secondary schools.

Dr. Calzada earned his doctorate in education leadership from Texas A&M Corpus Christi in 2002.  He served his country as a commissioned officer in the United States Army Reserve.  In his spare time, he has served as an adjunct professor for Concordia University and St. Edwards University because he loves teaching.  Lucio is married to Dr. Donna Calzada, a fellow educator and is very proud of his three grown daughters, Amanda, Catherine and Hannah.

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