Dr. Paul Cruz
Dr. Paul Cruz is currently the interim superintendent for the Austin Independent School District, serving almost 86,000 students and nearly 12,000 employees. Dr. Cruz has worked in education for 28 years and is in his ninth year with AISD.
In his prior role of chief schools officer, he supervised four associate superintendents for high schools, middle schools and elementary schools, and more than 120 campus principals/directors. He also led the Division of Learning Support Services and the Division of School, Family and Community. These divisions include programs such as dropout prevention, guidance and counseling, college readiness, after-school initiatives, athletics, attendance, discipline, AVID and Positive Behavior Support.
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