‘Make that difference’: HISD superintendent Millard House gives last commencement speech before TEA takeover

Superintendent Millard House II delivered his last commencement speech as head of the Houston Independent School District on Tuesday.

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House gave encouraging words to the seniors of Carnegie High School at their 2023 graduation at Delmar Fieldhouse.

“Today and every day ahead of you is a brand new beginning. Continue to work hard, and maintain a positive outlook, and believe in yourself,” House said. “And the sky is the limit. I am so proud of each of you.”

On Thursday, June 1, the Texas Education Agency is expected to take over the Houston Independent School District which will cost House his job.

Despite a plea from several members of the community for House to have a role in the district amid the takeover, state officials will replace the leadership across the board.


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