Interim Superintendent Anthony Mays
Anthony Mays is the interim superintendent of the Austin Independent School District, serving more than 74,000 students and 10,000 employees. Dr. Mays is a Huston-Tillotson graduate and the first African-American man to lead the district.
Dr. Anthony Mays has more than 20 years of experience as an education professional. He has served as a classroom teacher, principal and administrator. His most recent appointment prior to joining Austin ISD was 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.
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.