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Facilities Services Staff

Facilities Maintenance

Michael Sanchez

Michael P. Sanchez, SAISD’s Senior Executive Director, Facilities Services is a 30 plus year veteran in his field and a graduate of the University of Texas at San Antonio College of Engineering.

As the Senior Executive Director, Mr. Michael P. Sanchez, P.E. leads all Facilities Services departments, which encompasses Custodial and Grounds Services, Plant Maintenance and Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP).  A product of the District he now serves, the Burbank High School graduate is a state of Texas registered professional engineer whose expertise includes Facility Design, Construction and Maintenance.  Mr. Sanchez joined the SAISD’s Facilities Services Department in 1997 as Director of Structural Maintenance.  One year later, he was promoted to the Director of Engineering for the Construction Management Department. 

During his tenure in Construction Management he reviewed civil engineering designs for new construction, managed office staff and supervised special projects.  Mr. Sanchez was instrumental in the implementation of the 1997 Bond Program and development and implementation of the 2001 Bond Program.  After seven years of dedicated service, he was promoted to serve in his current capacity in 2004.

Fred Padilla

Mr. Fred Padilla joined the SAISD team in the spring of 1991, and is currently working toward becoming a twenty-eight year veteran of SAISD’s Facilities Services Department.

As the Plant Maintenance Director, Mr. Padilla leads the Structural Maintenance team, which is comprised of the following departments; Painting, Roofing, Carpenters, Mill shop, Warehouse, Shades and stage and Heavy Construction. Mr. Padilla holds a current State Master Plumbing license which is dedicated to SAISD as the Master of record for the Plumbing Department.

During his tenure at Facilities Services he served as a Journeyman Plumber, Plumbing Foreman, Assistant Director of Plumbing, Roofing, and Heavy Construction and now in his current capacity of Director Plant Maintenance. Mr. Padilla has been in the Director’s position since 2012. He has also assisted with past Bond projects as well as deferred maintenance projects with Construction Management.


Aaron SteinAaron Stein is the Director of Energy & Sustainability for the San Antonio Independent School District and is responsible for overseeing all initiatives focused on energy and water conservation & efficiency as well as other sustainability-related aspects of facility maintenance. Responsibilities include tracking utility consumption & cost data for over 90 facilities, identifying strategies for energy & water efficiency, managing behavior-based efforts to conserve energy & water, assisting with design review for new construction & major renovation projects, overseeing participation in CPS Energy’s Demand Response program, identifying funding opportunities for facility improvements, and spearheading efforts to expand recycling Districtwide. Prior to joining SAISD, Aaron was employed at CLEAResult where he helped government customers apply for energy efficiency incentives through the CPS Energy Commercial Rebate program and before then worked as a Sr. Energy Analyst at the City of San Antonio. Aaron has a Master of Public Administration (MPA) and BA in anthropology from the University of Texas at San Antonio.


Mario Davila

Mario Davila - We are pleased to welcome Mario Davila to the San Antonio Independent School District as Director of Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP).He will lead efforts to improve MEP efficiency through developing new processes and systems and promote district-wide LEAN initiatives.Mario has over 25 years of Mechanical Engineering experience, specifically in Capital Investment Project Management, leading LEAN initiatives, Engineering Management, Construction Project Management and Fiber Optic Circuit Board Manufacturing Management.  Mario currently holds a Provisional Patent through the United States Patent and Trademark Office for a Modular Regulator.  Through his experience as a small business owner he provided facility maintenance services to the Veterans Administration Hospital System and other government agencies.  Prior to small business ownership, Mario worked for International Paper in various capacities to include leadership positions in:

•    Manufacturing Excellence
•    Production, Supply and Distribution
•    Production Management
•    Capital Investment Project Management

In addition to industry experience, Mario served for 26 years in the Texas Army National Guard and retired with the rank of Major.  Mario is a graduate of the US Army Field Artillery Advanced Course, the Security Force Advisory Course and the US Army Airborne Course.  Mario’s significant citations are the Meritorious Service Medal, the Humanitarian Service Medal, the NATO Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the Bronze Star Medal with one oak leaf cluster.  Mario also served in combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Mario holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&I University.


Ahmad ShareefWe are pleased to welcome Ahmad Shareef to the San Antonio Independent School District as the Director of Custodial and Grounds. Ahmad Shareef comes to the SAISD family from Sodexo Inc., where he served as Director of Environmental Services and Grounds for Centegra Health System in Illinois. Ahmad received his A.A. from Alvin Community College and his B.S. in Hospitality Management from the University of Houston. A native of Houston Texas, Ahmad also lead the Housekeeping team at Second Baptist School before joining Texas Children’s Hospital, where he worked for 16 years. Ahmad has over 20 years of experience in custodial services and has proven experience in implementing best practices and facilitating positive employee relations. Ahmad is a Certified Healthcare Environmental Services Professional (CHESP) and certified by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Ahmad is married with 5 children and is an avid high school football fan. He is looking forward to making a difference in the San Antonio community.