Board of Trustees names Dr. Marcelo Cavazos Lone Superintendent Finalist
The AISD Board of Trustees today announced Dr. Marcelo Cavazos, who has been serving as interim superintendent, as the lone finalist for the AISD superintendent position.

Cavazos started his teaching career as an English teacher in the Mission Consolidated ISD in 1990. In 1992, he moved to McAllen ISD where he taught English and government. He was named the secondary language arts supervisor for Mercedes ISD in 1993 and became associate advisor for San Benito Consolidated ISD in 1995. Cavazos went to work for the Texas Education Agency Department of School Finance and Support in 1998.

He joined the AISD in 1999 as associate superintendent for instruction and served as interim deputy superintendent for seven months before being named deputy superintendent in February 2009. He has previously served as a lecturer for the University of Texas at Arlington’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. Cavazos was named interim superintendent in June. He holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from the University of Texas – Pan American and a doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin.

According to state law, school boards must wait 21 days after announcing a finalist before officially appointing a superintendent. The Board will announce at a later date when it expects to vote to extend a contract to Cavazos.