Superintendent Dr. Anthony Mays has more than 20 years of experience as an education professional. He has served as a classroom teacher, principal, and administrator. He previously served as Austin ISD's Interim Superintendent and Chief of Schools. Prior to joining Austin ISD, he was the Senior Director of Schools for the Harris County Department of Education. He has worked in Dallas ISD and Fort Worth ISD, beginning his career at Pflugerville ISD as a special education teacher.
While serving as Chief of Schools in Austin ISD, Dr. Mays’ leadership resulted in raising the accountability rating, increasing industry-based certifications and associate degree attainments, supervising and supporting an Enrollment and Advocacy department to increase enrollment and retain students, and as Austin ISD's Interim Superintendent, successfully passing a $2.44 billion bond.
Dr. Mays has a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from Huston-Tillotson University and a Master of Education from Texas State University. He received his doctorate in education from Tarleton State University. Dr. Mays is an adjunct professor at the University of Houston Downtown and University of Houston-Lone Star College Kingwood.
Active in his community, he serves as vice chairman of the Texas Alliance of Black School Educators Central Office Commission, is a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha, 100 Black Men and Texas Association of School Administrators.