The search continues for a superintendent

Carey Wooley, Print Editor-in-Chief

At the end of the 21-22 school year, superintendent Dr. Stephanie Elizalde stepped down and returned to her old district in Dallas ISD. Following this news the  Austin Independent School District (AISD), appointed Dr. Anthony Mays as interim superintendent. In November he announced he would be leaving AISD for a Houston-area district.

After this announcement, the AISD board of trustees hired the company, GR Recruiting, who advertised the position and got input from the public on what they want from the next superintendent. The trustees made it clear that this person would not be the permanent superintendent and they would look for another applicant to fill that vacancy which will be announced in June.

GR Recruiting took applications until Dec. 15 when the board unanimously voted for Matias Segura as the interim superintendent. 

On Jan. 26, the AISD Board named GR Recruiting as the superintendent search firm. A final agreement with the firm had not been signed at press time. 

The Board will hold a special meeting on Monday, Feb. 20 with the new search firm at the Board Auditorium beginning at 6 pm.

The Board had three specific areas they want the company doing the search to focus on. These include Openness, community engagement and experience.

A timetable for hiring has not been released.