Grenita Lathan, Interim Superintendent of Schools

  • Lathan

    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.

    Contact Information:

    Interim Superintendent Grenita Lathan
    Houston Independent School District
    4400 West 18th Street, Houston, TX 77092-8501
    Phone: (713) 556-6300

Connect with the Interim Superintendent


  • Dr. Grenita Lathan 
    Interim Superintendent of Schools
    Houston ISD
    4400 West 18th Street
    Houston, Texas 77092-8501

    Telephone: (713) 556-6300
    Fax: (713) 556-6323

Latest news

Superintendent's Spotlight Archive

  • Get important updates from HISD Interim Superintendent Grenita Lathan. Find all the versions of our Superintendent's Spotlight newsletter here in English and Spanish.

    Click here to read the latest issue

  • All
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
  • All
  • April
  • August
  • December
  • February
  • January
  • June
  • March
  • May
  • November
  • October
  • September