Grenita Lathan — Interim Superintendent
Dr. Grenita Lathan holds a bachelor’s degree in business education from North Carolina A&T State University, a master’s degree in business education from the University of North Carolina, and a doctoral degree from Southern Illinois University. Dr. Lathan began her education career in 1991 as a teacher at Morehead High School in Eden, N.C., and subsequently served as both assistant principal and principal at other campuses in that state. She was named chief elementary school improvement officer of the San Diego Unified School District in 2008 and interim deputy superintendent in 2009. Dr. Lathan became superintendent of Peoria Public Schools in 2010, where she oversaw approximately 14,000 students and 2,700 staff members. She served as HISD chief school officer over elementary transformation schools during the 2015-2016 school year, in which she led more than 20 schools out of an “improvement required” state rating to a “met standard” rating. She served as HISD chief academic officer beginning in the 2016-2017 school year until being named interim superintendent in March 2018.
Interim Superintendent Grenita Lathan
Houston Independent School District
4400 West 18th Street, Houston, TX 77092-8501
Phone: (713) 556-6300