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Waller ISD Superintendent Danny Twardowski was named the Waller Area Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year. Pictured is Chamber of Commerce President Anthony Edmonds, Danny Twardowski, and Vice President Carole Nemec. Waller ISD Public Information
Waller ISD Superintendent Danny Twardowski Named Citizen of the Year
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Waller ISD’s Superintendent of Schools, Danny Twardowski, was recognized as the Waller Area Chamber of Commerce’s Citizen of the Year at the annual dinner at Camp Allen on the night of January 26. The Citizen of the Year award recognizes an outstanding individual that has made a significant, ongoing commitment to the community. The award is given to honor the Citizen of the Year’s contributions, both professionally and outside of work, giving freely of their time and talent.
Chamber of Commerce Vice President Carole Nemec described the Citizen of the Year as, “This individual is someone who works diligently to make significant contributions to the common good, while demonstrating exemplary civic pride and commitment to the betterment of our community.”
Waller ISD School Board President Gary Buchanan said, “Danny has led our school district to significant victories as Superintendent of Schools. The Citizen of the Year award is a well-deserved recognition of Danny’s outstanding commitment to excellence in our community and towards every child in Waller ISD. We are extremely proud of his leadership and of his contributions to education.”
To honor the recognition, Twardowski received a Waller Area Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year plaque with the inscription of “In recognition of your continued leadership, dedication and superior contributions to the Waller area, you make a difference.” He also received a special congressional recognition from U.S. Congressman Michael McCaul commending him for his continued efforts within the Waller community and an unwavering passion for serving others, specifically through his work leading the school district community. As Nemec presented the award to Twardowski, she said, “This award is long overdue. Danny has exhibited a commitment to the school district and the Waller community as a whole. The Waller Area Chamber of Commerce recognizes his contributions and efforts that make a difference.”
Twardowski became the Waller ISD Superintendent in July, 2010. Before his appointment as superintendent, he served as Waller ISD’s Assistant Superintendent for Administration since June, 2002.
Twardowski came to Waller ISD to serve as Waller High School’s Principal in May, 1997 with 20 years of experience in education, all in the Spring Independent School District. From 1993-1997 he was the principal of Wells Middle School, and prior to 1993, he served Spring ISD as a coach, a teacher of physical education and business, and as an assistant principal at Westfield High School. He was later named Assistant Athletic Director for the Spring ISD. He remained in that position for two years before being appointed principal at Wells Middle School.
A native of Highlands, Texas, Twardowski graduated from Baytown Sterling High School and received an Associate Degree of Arts in Business Administration from Blinn College. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas Christian University and a Master’s Degree in Education Administration from Sam Houston State University.
Danny and his wife Linda reside in Waller ISD in Hockley and they are the parents of three Waller High School graduates Todd, Traci, and Tyler. He and Linda are also the grandparents of three grandchildren Cali, Colton and Winn.
More than 140 guests attended the annual dinner, including local and state elected officials, business and community leaders and chamber members. Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar was the keynote speaker for the evening.