I am proud to lead Hobbs Municipal Schools, one of the finest districts in the state of New Mexico. My goal is to keep parents, students and staff informed of the latest developments in our district. To meet that goal, I write a monthly column on a variety of topics (click on the links in the right column
) and speak at a number of events (see videos below
). Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
with information or suggestions on how better to serve your student's needs. Thank you.
Hobbs Supt. TJ Parks was named New Mexico School Superintendent of the Year by the New Mexico Coalition of Educational Leaders Association (NMCELA) in July of 2015.
Parks was selected for the honor from among the 88 other superintendents in the state.
He took over as HMS superintendent in the summer of 2010 after serving in other HMS district administrative posts for almost three years. Prior to that, he was superintendent for the Tatum school district for 21 years. Parks also coached and was a high school principal in Tatum.
On hand for the presentation at an Albuquerque awards luncheon were Hobbs School Board President Gary Eidson and School Board Members Joe Calderon and Pat Jones.
HMS Supt. TJ Parks outlined dramatic academic improvements from the previous school year during a welcome-back employee meeting on Aug. 20, 2014. Click on the picture for high points.
HMS Supt. TJ Parks gave the public an explanation of the state's A-F grading system and how Hobbs schools fared at a community meeting Sept. 19, 2013. Click on the picture to view.
HMS Superintendent TJ Parks welcomed staff back to a new school year on Aug. 22, 2013, by offering up words of inspiration and advice on how to instruct in the wake of a new state grading system for each school. Click on the picture to view.
HMS Supt. TJ Parks outlined the two rezoning proposals for parents during the first of three meetings on the middle school redistricting subject on Oct. 7, 2010, at Highland Junior High. Due to budget shortfalls, redistricting is on hold until the 2012-13 school year. Click on the picture to watch the video.
HMS Supt. TJ Parks was the guest speaker at the Aug. 5, 2010, Hobbs Rotary Club meeting -- where he outlined construction projects and updated the group on budget woes. Click on the picture to watch the video.