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Dr. Sam Houston

Superintendent

(256)552-3000
(256)552-3981 FAX
Superintendent@dcs.edu

 

A native of Fort Payne, AL, Dr. Houston has been a resident of Decatur, and an employee of Decatur City Schools, for the past 31 years. He received bachelors degrees in Business Administration (1968) and English and Social Studies (1970) from the University of Alabama; a masters degree in Education Administration (1971) from the University of Alabama; and his doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Tennessee in 1981.

Dr. Houston began his career with Decatur City Schools in 1972 as an English teacher at Oak Park Middle School. Over the years, he served as principal of Westlawn Elementary School, principal of Westlawn Elementary Magnet School, and Supervisor of Middle and Magnet Schools. He served as Assistant Superintendent from 1983 until April of 2003 at which time he was appointed to serve as Interim Superintendent. He was named Superintendent of Decatur City Schools effective July 1, 2003.

Dr. Houston's community and civic activities include:
  • Kiwanis Club of Decatur – past president
  • Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce – graduate of Leadership Decatur
  • American Red Cross – past board member
  • United Way of Morgan County – past loaned executive and budget committee member
  • American Cancer Society – past board member
  • Volunteer Center – past board member
  • Boy Scouts of America – SWE chairman, Arrowhead District
  • Member of First United Methodist Church since 1972 – Sunday School teacher, Pastor-Parish Relations Committee, past member of Board of Trustees, past chairman of Education Committee.

He is married to Donna Weinman Houston and has five children: Sam Houston, Jr., Matt Houston, Bess Houston, Jason Gantt, and Carrie Beth Gantt.

 

 

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