Santa Gertrudis ISD Superintendent of Schools Dr. Corey Seymour is dedicated to empowering others to maximize their potential. He believes that all students have greatness within them, and his plans are to produce nationally ranked schools during his tenure.
Dr. Seymour began his higher education at Rice University, where he received a Bachelor’s Degree with a triple major in English, Religion and Human Performance. While at Rice University, he received the Hitachi Promise of Tomorrow Scholarship and received his Master’s from Texas Southern University as a double major in Educational Administration and Counseling. He later completed his Doctorate in Organizational Psychology from Walden University.
Dr. Corey Seymour has served the students of Texas since 1994. He began his educational career as an English teacher, coach and athletic director in the Houston Independent School District, where he later earned recognition as a Teacher of the Year Finalist, Coach of the Year recipient and state champion track coach. Dr. Seymour took a brief pause from public education and worked as an officer for the Houston Police Department.
Within his first five years of returning to the field, he taught psychology at St. Thomas Episcopal School, became the Director of Education at Remington College and later returned to the Houston Independent School District as an Assistant Principal. Within two years, he was recognized as Assistant Principal of the Year. The very next year, he was promoted and recognized as Principal of the Year. Two years later, Dr. Seymour accepted the position as Principal of Cedar Hill High School: thereby, becoming the Lead Principal of Secondary Schools for the Cedar Hill Independent School District.
Dr. Seymour unequivocally believes that every student is an irreplaceable individual who requires a safe, thoughtful, and thought-provoking atmosphere in which to develop and mature emotionally, academically, physically, and communally. It is his aspiration as an educator to assist students with meeting their fullest potential in these areas by providing an atmosphere that is nontoxic, supports risk-taking, and requests a sharing of ideas. There are three elements that he believes are conducive to establishing such an environment, (1) the educator operating as a guide, (2) permitting the child's natural inquisitiveness to lead his/her learning, and (3) upholding reverence for all things and every individual.
In his spare time, Dr. Seymour has become a published author, won two International Film Festival Remi Awards for writing, producing and directing movies and music videos, and established himself as a nationally recognized motivational speaker. Dr. Seymour is married to Jeannie, a career elementary education teacher. They have four children, Andrew 15, Alexis 14, Adam 5, and Aaron 3.