FROM SUBMITTED REPORTS
AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott has named Comal ISD Superintendent Andrew Kim as chair of a working committee charged with recommending a new system for student assessment and public schools accountability.
House Bill 2804, passed by the Texas Legislature during its biennial session last spring, requires creation of the Texas Commission on Next Generation Assessments and Accountability. The committee is required to submit its recommendations to the Texas Education Agency by Sept. 1.
Prior to leading the Comal school district, Kim previously served as the Manor ISD superintendent; the Austin ISD assistant superintendent for educational support services; the Round Rock ISD professional development director. He began his career in education as a classroom teacher and middle school principal in Dallas.
Kim is a board member for the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Canyon Lake Noon Lions Club and Bulverde Spring Branch Chamber of Commerce. He hold’s a bachelor’s degree from Fordham University and a master’s degree from the University of Texas.
COVER: The Elliot Knox bridge over the Guadalupe River in New Braunfels. PHOTO via FLICKR. SAN MARCOS MERCURY GRAPHIC by BRAD ROLLINS.