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April 2014

April 30, 2014

Today, Interim Superintendent Paul Cruz surprised three teachers in their classrooms and announced their selection as Austin ISD’s 2014 Teachers of the Year for elementary, middle and high school.

April 30, 2014

Nicholas Dellas is science department manager at LBJ Early College High School. He has a master’s degree in kinesiology with a specialization in exercise physiology from the University of Texas at Austin, and a bachelor’s degree in health science...

April 30, 2014

Sharon Roy, a teacher at Kealing Middle School for 20 years, has taught magnet English, software design, Leadership 101 and pre-AP English. Roy earned her secondary teaching certificate in English and math at the University of Texas in Austin. She...

April 30, 2014

James Butler is a prekindergarten teacher at Gullett Elementary School. He ensures that the school’s newly formed Pre-K program is up to standard with AISD guidelines and that the program continues to grow and serve as a positive addition to the...

April 30, 2014

Today, Interim Superintendent Paul Cruz surprised three teachers in their classrooms and announced their selection as Austin ISD’s 2014 Teachers of the Year for elementary, middle and high school.Being selected as a teacher of the year is one of the...

April 29, 2014

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.

April 29, 2014

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...

April 29, 2014

The Crockett Vertical Team has been selected to be the next vertical team to join the Creative Learning Initiative in 2014–15.A committee of parents, teachers and administrators participating in the Creative Learning Initiative evaluated four...

April 28, 2014

It’s been a busy and productive week, and as we approach the weekend, I want to assure you that our school district is on the right course during this period of transition. As interim superintendent, it will be my job to make sure our principals,...

April 28, 2014

The odds were stacked against Crockett High School senior Sara Navarro.More than 52,000 students from throughout the country applied this school year to become Gates Millennium Scholars. Only 1,000 of the scholarships are awarded each year by the...

April 28, 2014

The number one priority for all AISD teachers and principals is the safety and well-being of our students. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide is among the five leading causes of death for teenagers, and it’s critical...

April 25, 2014

This week, I wanted to update you about the request for proposals that the AISD Board of Trustees approved April 15. Most often referred to as an RFP, the request for proposals allows the district to seek applications from outside firms to assist...

April 23, 2014

Showing kindness and encouragement and presenting your best self can inspire others to do amazing work. It was a teacher who always presented herself in the best clothes and gave Elizabeth Anne Polk one of her bracelets when she was a young girl...

April 21, 2014

Tonight, Austin ISD’s Board of Trustees will recognize Superintendent Meria Carstarphen and nearly 100 students who have earned statewide and national achievements in arts, athletics, science and service. The trThe trustees' Special Meeting for...

April 18, 2014

On April 18, Vincent Torres, president of the AISD Board of Trustees, provided the following quick update:Dear AISD Community:As you know, the school board met in a special board meeting this past Tuesday to accept the resignation of Dr. Carstarphen...

April 15, 2014

On April 15, Dr. Paul Cruz, interim superintendent, provided the following update to AISD employees, families and the community:

April 15, 2014

On April 15, Vincent Torres, president of the AISD Board of Trustees, provided the following update to AISD employees, families and the community:Dear AISD Community,Tonight, the Board of Trustees approved the appointment of Dr. Paul Cruz as interim...

April 15, 2014

On April 15, Vincent Torres, president of the AISD Board of Trustees, provided the following update to AISD employees, families and the community:Dear AISD Community,Tonight, the Board of Trustees approved the appointment of Dr. Paul Cruz as interim...

April 15, 2014

Having served our students and families in Austin ISD for several years, I am honored and humbled to be named interim superintendent of our great school district. Austin ISD is an exceptional school system in which nearly 12,000 staff members work...

April 14, 2014

On April 14, Vincent Torres, president of the AISD Board of Trustees, provided the following update to AISD employees, families and the community:Dear AISD Community: 

Earlier today, Dr. Meria Carstarphen informed me that she had formally accepted...

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