Trustees select Perez for SAISD superintendent

Trustees select Perez for SAISD superintendent

In a unanimous vote, a new superintendent is announced.

The San Antonio Independent School District Board of Trustees unanimously voted to hire Dr. Sylvester Perez as the district’s superintendent on June 17, 2013.

Perez served as interim superintendent since March 2012 and was formally announced as the lone finalist one year later. Perez will begin his offical superintendent role on July 1, 2013.

The native San Antonian becomes the district’s 18th superintendent in San Antonio ISD history. He earned his doctorate in educational administration from Texas A&M University and his master’s and bachelor’s degrees from New Mexico Highlands University.

“I look forward to working with the Board of Trustees, District employees, parents, students and community leaders during this critical time in public education in Texas and here at SAISD,” said Dr. Sylvester Perez. “I’ve seen the level of commitment by our employees, and I know that together, we will overcome the many challenges that still must be met to help SAISD reach a higher level of academics and overall student success.”

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Photo Courtesy: KSAT-12 News Television and the San Antonio Independent School District