Mr. Clay Rosenbaum became the Superintendent of Schools for the Blanco Independent School District on June 26, 2017. Before coming to Blanco ISD, he served as Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Student Services in Floresville ISD for 4 years. Prior to his tenure at FISD, he worked for 16 years with the Hondo ISD, and served many roles. He taught math and coached football and basketball, served as High School Assistant Principal, Intermediate School Principal, Assistant Superintendent and worked as the Superintendent of Schools for 6 years. He began his career as a middle school math teacher and coach with the Northside ISD, and also spent 6 years as a teacher/coach with the Aransas County ISD. Rosenbaum earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Texas Tech University and his Master’s degree from Sul Ross State University.
Throughout his career, Rosenbaum has served as a leader in curriculum and instruction, and has a record of supporting campuses as they make significant academic gains, and consistently outperform regional and state averages on state assessments. In his coaching career, he was twice honored as “Coach of the Year.” He also received an Honorary Lone Star Degree in 2012 in recognition of his support of the Texas FFA Association and the local chapter.
Rosenbaum has served in the larger educational community through the Regional Advisory Executive Committee at the Education Service Center, Region 20, the Dual Credit Task Force for the Alamo Colleges, and the Education Department Advisory Committee at Our Lady of the Lake University. In addition, he has presented a session on community engagement at a regional conference, and has written an article entitled, “Providing a Basis for a Multicultural Math Program” featured in National Forum For Teacher Education Journal.
As an active member of the community, Rosenbaum has been a member of the Hondo Lions Club where he served as president in 2009 - 2010. He also served on the Advisory Board for the South Texas Regional Training Center where he worked with city leaders to build a satellite college campus locally. Rosenbaum founded the Hondo Education Foundation in an effort to support innovative teaching practices in the classroom. The foundation awarded $85,000 in teacher grants during his tenure. He currently serves on the finance committee at his church.
He and his wife, Debbie, are both career educators. They have been married for 26 years, and have three sons. Honk and wave if you see him “pounding the pavement” as he is a recreational runner.