Rick Berry Senior Associate

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Mr. Berry brings experience in school and district leadership, reform, and organizational change, from his 50 years in the field of education. Mr. Berry served as a middle school and then high school principal in the Arlington, Texas ISD and then as Superintendent in Arlington ISD and Cypress-Fairbanks ISD in Houston.These two large urban, suburban school districts were among the fastest growing districts in the U.S. during Mr. Berry’s 16 years as a superintendent. Mr. Berry served in various leadership positions in Texas and the U.S. including President of the Urban Superintendents Association of America, Texas Association of Suburban, Mid-Urban Superintendents, Texas Association of School Administrators Executive Committee, and Founding Chairman of the Fast Growth School Coalition. In 2003, Mr. Berry was selected as the TASA Superintendent of the year. Since 2004, Mr. Berry has been consulting with several organizations, school boards, and superintendents in Texas. In addition, Mr. Berry has been part of the HYA Team on 9 searches in Texas since 2013.