Superintendent of Schools
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce white paper release
With students and staff at Estrada Achievement Center
Fathers in Action luncheon
Alamo Colleges' 2014 Community Partner of the Year Awards
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.
A native of San Antonio, he has provided more than 40 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 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. In 2006, NMHU inducted the former baseball All-American into the HU Athletic Hall of Fame, and he was named Distinguished Alumnus in 2013, the same year he also was inducted into the National Hispanic Hall of Honor.
Perez has three adult sons, Michael, Marc and Steven, and is married to Donna Divin-Perez.