SAISD Superintendent of Schools
Dr. Sylvester Perez,
Dr. Sylvester Perez was officially named San Antonio ISD's 18th superintendent on June 17, 2013.
Dr. Perez had been serving as interim superintendent since March 2012, and was named as the lone finalist by the Board on May 20, 2013. By law the Board had to wait 21 days before hiring him as superintendent.
A native of San Antonio, he has provided more than 38 years of service to Texas school children, including 13 years as superintendent in the Mathis, Clint, San Marcos and Midland school districts. Prior to becoming a superintendent, he held positions as principal, assistant principal, athletic director, teacher and coach. He has held the role of interim superintendent in the past, as well.
He was among five finalists for Texas Superintendent of the Year in 2006. He has an extensive record of student achievement and was involved in successful bond elections at each of the four school districts where he served as superintendent.
In addition to his roles in the K-12 public education system, Dr. Perez has served in the higher education system. He currently is an adjunct professor with the University of Texas at Austin's Cooperative Superintendent Program and has served as an adjunct professor at Texas A&M University-Kingsville and at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin.
He earned his doctorate in educational administration from Texas A&M University and his master’s and bachelor’s degrees from New Mexico Highlands University.
Perez has three adult sons, Michael, Marc and Steven, and is married to Donna Divin-Perez.
Dr. Perez in the Community
Joining representatives from USAA, Toyota, CST Brands and area school districts in kicking off the Go Public campaign to generate public schools awareness.
Reading to Maverick ES students participating in the nationwide Read for the Record.
Speaking to the United Way Board about the District’s charitable drive.
Greeting De Zavala ES 4th-graders on the happy occasion of their teacher Yara Luna receiving an ExCEL award.
Visiting Maverick ES on the first day of school where he posed with principal Linda Nance and the school’s fairy tale guests.