Edmund Oropez Appointed as Interim Chief Schools Officer

On April 29, Interim Superintendent Paul Cruz made the following announcement regarding the appointment of Edmund Oropez as interim chief schools officer.

Dear Colleagues:

Starting today, Edmund Oropez, the district’s associate superintendent of high schools, will serve as interim chief schools officer to lead, manage and support AISD’s more than 120 schools for the remainder of the school year.   

Since 2010, Mr. Oropez has served as associate superintendent for high schools, providing leadership and support to 11 comprehensive high schools, three schools of choice and three specialized high schools. He also oversees AISD’s athletic programs.    

Mr. Oropez has effective working relationships with the district’s three associate superintendents, our chief officers and high school principals. As his supervisor, I have worked closely with Mr. Oropez over the past nine years, and I have complete confidence in his ability to lead our schools office during this superintendent transition period.


Paul Cruz, Ph.D.