The Austin ISD Board of Trustees has named Stephanie Elizalde as the lone finalist to serve as Superintendent of the Austin Independent School District.
The decision comes after an extensive process which included six weeks of gathering stakeholder input from more than 200 organizations, 2,000 community leaders and individuals, community surveys, and community public testimony. The nationwide search included the consideration of 64 applicants from 24 states, and a comprehensive candidate interview process.
Elizalde has most recently served as Chief of Schools for Dallas ISD. Details on educational and professional background can be found on the Austin ISD website.
"I am honored and humbled to be named as the lone finalist and both excited and eager to work with the board, the staff and the community," Elizalde said. "Es un honor para servir la comunidad!"
Austin ISD Board President Geronimo Rodriguez believes Elizalde is a great fit to serve the district as its next leader.
"I am confident Dr. Elizalde is the right leader at the right time for Austin ISD," Rodriguez said. "We are excited to introduce Dr. Elizalde to our students, parents, teachers, staff and our Austin community."
Elizalde looks forward to working with the School Board, parents, staff, students, and the Austin community on a shared vision of providing the very best educational experiences for all students.
The AISD School Board will work to schedule an official vote on the Superintendent's contract in August following a required 21 day waiting period.