Killgo receives Crystal Star Award

Published 2:58 pm Thursday, March 28, 2019

To The Leader


Dr. Jay Killgo, Vidor Independent School District Superintendent of Schools, was recently honored by Lamar University with a Crystal Star Award.

The College of Education was formed 60 years ago at the university and has since 2007 become the largest provider of online educational programs in Texas with more than 12,000 alumni. 

Each department selected a Crystal Star Alumni based on outstanding achievements in their discipline since graduation. 

Killgo has been superintendent of Vidor ISD since 2012 and was Vidor High School principal in the five years preceding that. He was also a principal at Hull-Daisetta, and working in Jasper, Tomball, and Little Cypress-Mauriceville school districts. 

He earned his undergraduate degree from Sam Houston State University in 1995, majoring in history with an English minor. His master’s degree in Educational Administration was earned at Lamar University in 2003, and his doctorate in Education Administration in 2010.