About our Superintendent
Mrs. Sherry Head
Southwest Preparatory School District
Mrs. Sherry Head has had a vast experience in her 25 years in public education. She previously served with distinction as a teacher, coach, principal, and superintendent in schools before joining Southwest Preparatory School in 2011. Mrs. Head was recruited by district leaders who knew of her outstanding leadership in previous positions. She has served as a principal, Director of Curriculum, and Associate Superintendent in the district. Mrs. Head made an immediate impact on the campuses with her strong organizational and leadership skills, as well as her strong work ethic. She and her team applied for and earned the prestigious Southern Association of Colleges and Schools/AdvancEd Accreditation. This was a rare achievement for a charter school. It was the first school in our district to receive this honor and with Mrs. Head’s continuing work, five of the six Southwest Preparatory Schools are accredited by AdvancEd.
Mrs. Head has worked with the district and campus leaders to create Professional Learning Communities, develop Campus Leadership Teams, and enhance co-curricular and extra-curricular opportunities for our students including the most recent Early College High School Partnership with Texas A & M University-San Antonio. The Founders and Board of Trustees selected Mrs. Head to be the new Superintendent for the 2019-2020 school year after the retirement of Dr. Gary Short.
As Superintendent, Mrs. Head is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Southwest Preparatory School District. She is responsible for the effective operation of the District, general administration of all instructional and academic programs, and makes recommendations to the Board of Trustees on personnel, policy, and programmatic issues. She performs all the duties and accepts all of the responsibilities required of a Superintendent as prescribed by the Texas Education Code, the laws and regulations of the United States, statutes of the State of Texas, and the policies, rules, and regulations established by the State Board of Education and the Commission of Education. She works very closely with Mrs. Christinn Jean, Deputy Superintendent, and other members of the District Leadership Team.