News from Dr. Cruz: Brimming with excellence

Team AISD,

Austin ISD is brimming with excellence. Our students are outperforming their peersnationwide and have received designations for outstanding performance at the state level

On Monday, the board is hosting a special meeting to recognize students who have achieved excellence in academics, athletics and fine arts. Those being recognized showcase the diverse offerings at AISD and include speech and debate national champions, swimming and diving athletes and wind ensemble performers. 

You can tune in to the meeting on Channel 22 or by livestreaming at

These students have good reason to celebrate, and I am proud of their success, but they did not do it alone. Each and every one of you plays a special role in building students' knowledge, skills and talent. It's because of you that they have the ability to excel and the confidence to make it happen. 

Thank you for putting your heart into this work. When students leave AISD and look back on their accomplishments, they will remember their success—and they'll remember that you helped them achieve it.

Paul Cruz, Ph.D.