CFISD Names New Associate Superintendent

Cypress, TX (July 16, 2013) — Roy Sprague, the assistant superintendent of facilities and construction, was named the associate superintendent for facilities, construction and support services in June.

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In his new role, Sprague will continue to lead the facilities and construction departments while also directing the school services team, previously led by Harold Rowe, former associate superintendent for technology and school services, who retired in June.

In his new role, Sprague will oversee a total of eight divisions, including facilities planning, construction, maintenance, custodial operations, food service, transportation, purchasing and real estate acquisitions.

Sprague has 32 years of experience in facilities and construction. In 1991, he moved from the private sector and began his career in educational facilities and construction at Spring ISD. He became the director of facilities planning and construction for CFISD in 1997. In 2001, Sprague was promoted to senior director of facilities planning and construction. He became the assistant superintendent of facilities and construction in 2006, a role in which he has served for seven years prior to being named associate superintendent.

Under Sprague’s leadership, CFISD constructed a total of 49 percent of the entire district’s square footage infrastructure since 2000, comprised of instructional and support facilities. His awards and honors include the 2006 Planner of the Year in the Council of Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI) Southern Region and a finalist for CEFPI International 2007 Planner of the Year. Sprague was also named to the CFISD Wall of Fame in 2003, 2006 and 2008. He also served as the CEFPI International President in 2006-2007.

Sprague received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Louisiana State University in 1981. His qualifications include a long list of professional credentials and affiliations both state and nationally. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Collaborative of High Performance Schools (CHPS) as well as the Institute for Leadership in Capital Projects (I-LinCP).

“I look forward to this new, challenging and exciting opportunity to work closely with our facilities and support services teams to continue the great work and services we provide to our students and staff, while continuing to strive to be the most cost efficient and effective high quality school district in the state and nation,” Sprague said. “These departments work diligently behind the scenes to truly make everything run smoothly every single day in our district so that our students can be successful in their educational and career goals.”