Governor Abbott Names Kim As Presiding Officer And Appoints Hock To Texas Commission On Next Generat

January 13, 2016 | Austin, Texas | Appointment

Governor Abbott has named Andrew Kim of New Braunfels as Presiding Officer to the newly created Texas Commission on Next Generation Assessments and Accountability. Additionally, he appointed Stacy Hock of Austin. House Bill 2804 authorized the creation of the commission with the purpose of developing and making recommendations for new systems of student assessment and public school accountability no later than September 1, 2016.

Andrew Kim is the Superintendent for Comal Independent School District. Previously, he served as the Superintendent for Manor Independent School District. Prior to that, Kim served as the Assistant Superintendent of Educational Support Services in Austin ISD and the Director of Professional Development in Round Rock ISD. He was also a teacher in Dallas ISD in the 1990s, and a principal at J.J. Long Middle School in Dallas ISD. Kim serves as a board member for the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Canyon Lake Noon Lions Club and Bulverde Spring Branch Chamber of Commerce. Kim earned a bachelor’s degree from Fordham University and a master’s degree from University of Texas.

Stacy Hock is co-owner of Hock, LLC, a financial services technology consulting firm, and manager of the Joel & Stacy Hock Charitable Fund. Previously, she held senior management positions at IBM in software services, including running the Websphere Software Services business for the Wall Street territory. Prior to that, she worked for Trilogy in enterprise software. Currently, Hock serves as a board member for Aminex Theraputics, Texas Public Policy Foundation and the African Dream Initiative. She has previously served as a board member for City Harvest and The Bowery Mission. Hock received her bachelor’s degree in computer science and electrical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She earned her master’s degree in business administration from the University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business.