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Deputy Superintendent for Academics and School Leadership

Superintendent of Schools

406 Barrera St.
San Antonio, Texas 78210
210-554-2665 (phone)
210-472-1967 (fax)
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We hold the belief that if we leverage students’ cultural and linguistic heritage, ensure ambitious and aligned academic instruction, distribute human and financial resources equitably, and support and empower leaders, then students will reach their college and career goals; and develop the skills, habits, and dispositions to enable success in school and beyond.

We support the district’s mission to transform SAISD into one of the highest performing urban school districts in the country, by providing strategic direction and leadership to:

  • Build teacher and principal efficacy and agency through relevant, high quality professional learning experiences
  • Create dynamic learning experiences for all students that is differentiated and equips them with the academic, linguistic, and social and emotional capital they will need to succeed in college, career, and beyond
  • Promote inclusion and support for all students through rigorous, nurturing learning environments and the support services that will enable all students to reach their full potential

In alignment with these core beliefs, the Deputy Superintendent oversees collaborative efforts across departments, which include:

  • Development of high quality aligned curriculum and tools, including leveraging Master Teacher expertise to shape curriculum-based professional development.
  • Opportunities for principals to participate in programs designed to build leadership capacity, such as the Columbia University Cahn Fellows Program for Distinguished Principals, Trinity University Principal Fellows Program, Relay National Principals Academy and SAISD Emerging Leaders Program.
  • An expanding Dual Language program currently offered at 45 schools and serving over 7,000 students in SAISD.
  • A prestigious International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma program offered at four IB World Schools and five additional schools engaged in the multi-year authorization process to meet the global standards of becoming IB recognized.
  • Top Tier University partnership with the University of Texas at Austin for an early childhood education redesign that focuses on equity and social justice for students ages 3-8 years (PreK-3rd Grade).
  • Innovative curricula for PK-12 through programs of study such as CAST-MED High School, Steele Montessori, Early College High School, STEM focused Single Gender Campuses, Project-Based Learning and Specialty Magnet Schools.
  • Equitable Fine Arts funding through a redesign of departmental staffing and expanded experiential learning for students.