Dr. Marcelo Cavazos, Superintendent of Arlington Independent School District, has been named Region 11 Superintendent of the Year. The state winner for the honor will be announced in September, at the TASA/TASB annual convention.
Candidates for this recognition are selected based on ten leadership areas: Student Performance, Administration and School Climate, School Board-Superintendent Relations, School Improvement, Fiscal Management, Instructional Management, Student Management, Personnel Management, and Student-Community Relations.
Dr. Cavazos has served as Superintendent of AISD for over three years. He has served in various district leadership positions in AISD for the past sixteen years.
As a result of his leadership, the district has implemented many innovative programs, to meet the varying needs of students. Among the programs, AISD provides technical dual credit, career certifications, AISD Police and Fire Academies, STEM Academy, Arlington Collegiate High School at TCC Southeast, Teacher Academy, guaranteed college early admission programs, instrument repair program, fine arts dual credit, two elementary fine arts/dual language academies, and community-based pre-K.
Dr. Cavazos has worked diligently to foster partnerships with Tarrant Community College and University of Texas at Arlington, to support a seamless transition to institutions of higher education.
Dr. Cavazos stands out as an inspiration to leaders in Texas.
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