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Superintendent

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I am honored to serve as superintendent of the Arlington ISD. Our collective work is of the utmost importance in the lives of our students as we work every day to shape the future of every student. It is our primary responsibility to be of service to our students, to ensure that all students are prepared for their college or career of choice. This preparation occurs day in and day out in classrooms from prekindergarten through high school, and every day is critical.

The opportunities for our students are greater today than ever before. It is my hope that whether you are a student, parent, employee or community member you will partner with us to meet the bold objectives in our Achieve Today. Excel Tomorrow. strategic plan.

     - 100 percent of students will graduate on time and excel at their school or career of choice.
     - 100 percent of students will reach their full academic potential.
     - 100 percent of students will be actively involved in extracurricular and co-curricular activities.
     - 100 percent of students will graduate as lifelong learners.
     - 100 percent of students will graduate with a commitment to their community.

With inspired learners, effective leadership and an engaged community, we can realize our vision to be globally acknowledged as a premier school district. It's what we want, and what our students deserve.


About Our Superintendent

Dr. Marcelo 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 adviser 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 served as interim superintendent for six months before being named superintendent Dec. 6, 2012. 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.

In addition to his professional accomplishments, Cavazos is active in the community. He serves on the United Way of Tarrant County Board, the Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County Board, the River Legacy Foundation Board, the Salvation Army Youth Education Town North Texas Advisory Council and the Arlington ISD Education Foundation Board. He's an ex-officio member of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce Board. Cavazos is a member of the Rotary Club of Arlington, an associate member of the Greater Arlington Lions Club, a Lifetime Supporting Member of the Texas Lions Camp, a member of the Knights of Columbus and active at St. Matthew Catholic Church. He received the 2009 Arlington MLK Celebration Sharing the Dream Award for Education, the 2012 YMCA Citizen of the Year Award, the 2012 Educator Award from the Asian-American Chamber of Commerce and the 2013-2014 Elks Distinguished Citizenship Award from the Arlington Elks Lodge No. 2114. He has been married to Nora for 14 years; his children, Theresa and Diego, attend school at Key Elementary.