Dr. Ricardo López, superintendent of Mission Consolidated Independent School District (CISD) has been recognized for his support of music education by the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA). He was recently selected the designation of TMEA Distinguished Administrator.

The TMEA Executive Board created this designation to honor upper-level school administrators who have been instrumental in preserving quality music education programs in their districts or schools. 

In a letter from the TMEA, the organization said they have a great appreciation for daily commitments to providing a high quality, well-rounded educational experience for all students, especially given the ever-present fiscal demands and focus on standardized test results.