2023-24 Superintendent Search

Austin ISD 2023–24 Superintendent Hiring Process

The Austin ISD Board of Trustees chose Matias Segura as the lone finalist for Austin ISD's superintendent position. The decision was made unanimously during the December 14 meeting.

Segura was officially appointed permanent superintendent by a unanimous board vote Jan. 25, 2024. 

Public Forums

The board hosted two public forums for the community to ask Superintendent Lone Finalist Matias Segura questions and for him to share his vision for the district.

Thank you to everyone who participated or submitted questions through our ThoughtExchange. We have compiled and summarized the questions into an FAQ in an effort to respond to the majority of topics shared by our community, students, staff and families.




Location/Zoom Info

Thursday, Jan. 18

6 p.m.

English with Spanish Interpretation

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Saturday, Jan. 20 


English with Spanish Interpretation

Virtual and in-person 

Marshall Middle School, 4401 Tilley St, Austin, TX 78723

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On March 30, 2023, the board of trustees voted to extend the contract of Interim Superintendent Matias Segura until June 30, 2024 and pause the Superintendent Search. 

On Thursday, Nov. 16, the Austin ISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved updates to the Superintendent Profile and voted to move forward with the next steps to hire a superintendent. The board decided to narrow its focus and handle the superintendent recruitment process internally.

The board met in executive session at their December 7 board meeting to review applications for superintendent. Trustees received six applications and considered each one.

Segura had previously served as the district’s Chief Operations Officer before the board named him Interim Superintendent on December 15, 2022. His initial contract began January 3, 2023. Portions of the December 15, 2022 Board meeting discussing the Interim Superintendent may be found below.

Board President Arati Singh remarks on the interim process and current next superintendent search: https://youtu.be/ZosgYX6tWbc?t=4958

Comments by trustees on the selection of Interim Superintendent: https://youtu.be/ZosgYX6tWbc?t=17373

Comments by newly named Interim-in-waiting Matias Segura: https://youtu.be/ZosgYX6tWbc?t=18175

Superintendent Search Timeline

Superintendent Search Firm

On January 26, 2023, the Board of Trustees named GR Recruiting as the superintendent search firm. View GR Recruiting's final contract and proposal.

Learn more about the search firm, GR Recruiting at: https://www.grrecruiting.com/

GR Recruiting remains under contract in the event that trustees decide to resume a national superintendent search. 

Request for Proposal

The Austin ISD Board of Trustees released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for an executive search firm to assist in the search for the next superintendent. The RFP closed on January 10, 2023. Five firms provided responses: Alma Advisory Group, Eugene Associates PC, McPherson Jacobson LLC, GR Recruiting, and Ray and Associates Inc. The Board of Trustees has developed a small group of trustees to review and evaluate proposals.

The review committee consists of trustees Boswell, Gonzalez, Hunter and Lugo.

The full Board discussed the proposals during the January 12, 2023, Board Information meeting and approved a firm at the January 26, 2023, Regular Voting meeting.