Board Member, Houston, TX
Executive Director, Region 4 Educational Service Center
Dr. Rodney E. Watson currently serves as the new executive director of Region 4 in Texas.
Watson joined Region 4 from the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB), where he served as the deputy executive director/chief of staff. His main responsibilities include leading several key departments, overseeing key TASB initiatives, and leading large cross-functional projects to provide support to school districts across the state.
Prior to working at TASB, from 2014-2021, Watson served as superintendent of schools for Spring Independent School District (Spring ISD), a district of more than 33,000 students. Some of his accomplishments in the district included leading advancements in early childhood and special education, improving student data management, increasing opportunities, and choice of schools for students, implementing innovative new-teacher development and postsecondary preparedness programs, and overseeing the completion of a $330 million bond referendum.