Superintendents of Humble
Guy M. Sconzo
Dr. Guy M. Sconzo was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. A former high school English teacher, Dr. Sconzo earned his BA in English Literature and Secondary Education from Wagner College in Staten Island, New York; his MA in Educational Administration from New York University; and his Ph.D. in Educational Administration from The Ohio State University. He joined Humble ISD in 2001, where he served as the Superintendent of Humble ISD for 16 years, through June 2016.
Picture: Dr. Sconzo's First Year
as Humble ISD Superintendent
Dr. Sconzo is a former superintendent of Middletown Public Schools in New Jersey and Nordonia Hills Public Schools in Ohio. At Oklahoma City Public Schools, he served as a middle school principal, director of middle schools, assistant superintendent, and associate superintendent. He was named interim superintendent of the 40,500-student district in April of 2000. While in Oklahoma, Dr. Sconzo also served as an adjunct professor for Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma City University and the University of Central Oklahoma.
During his tenure, Dr. Sconzo successfully managed the District through a time of rapid growth as enrollment grew from 23,000 to over 41,000 students. He was an advocate for students, proactively seeking academic programs that would address the changing needs of Humble ISD. He was the first superintendent in Texas to testify in a school finance lawsuit seeking a more fair and adequate funding system to better serve the needs of all Texas students. Dr. Sconzo's leadership in the community included the Flaming Arrow District of Boy Scouts of America, Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital Board, Lake Houston Family YMCA Board, and the Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce Board.
In 2007 Dr. Sconzo was named a finalist for TASB Superintendent of the Year and was the 2007 TASA nominee for National Superintendent of the Year. In 2013 he was named the Region 4 Superintendent of the Year and was one of five State Finalists for Superintendent of the Year. Under his leadership, Humble ISD was named the Best Large School District in the 2015 H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards program.
Picture: Dr. Sconzo accepting the Best Large Distrct Award
in the 2015 H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards Program
After 44 years in education, Dr. Sconzo retired from Humble ISD in 2016. He served as the Executive Director of the Fast Growth School Coalition, an organization that educates and advocates for investment in the state's fastest growing school districts to deliver high-quality education to Texas students.
Picture: Students of Greentree Elementary bid farewell to Dr. Sconzo
before he retired from Humble ISD in 2016
Sadly, Dr. Sconzo passed away unexpectantly in April 2020.