Bobby Ott - Doctorate: Cooperative Superintendency Program, 2003
In 2003, I became the youngest in program history to graduate from the prestigious University of Texas Cooperative Superintendency Program. Although a noteworthy accomplishment, this distinction rates a distant second to the net worth and network gained as part of the rich program. Graduating from this program was life changing, both professionally and personally. Personally, it provided support while enduring the most difficult test of my life; and professionally I met some of the most respected educators of this time, many of whom I still call upon. This was the first time I graduated from schooling with more than a degree. I graduated with a family of colleagues and friends, which among them represent some of the best and brightest educators entrusted with our future. Even though I graduated, I never left and will continue to give back and support this exceptional training ground.