About our Interim Superintendent
Named Interim Superintendent in June 2023, Dr. Steven Wurtz is focused on fostering a high-quality learning experience, cultivating a positive and safe environment for students and staff, and continuing to build on the district's strong relationships with the community and families served.
Before serving as Chief Academic Officer, he led as an Area Superintendent of Elementary Schools by providing executive coaching to campus principals. Wurtz held leadership positions in the Grand Prairie and Irving ISDs, including serving in principalships and as Division Director of Elementary Teaching & Learning. He taught elementary bilingual/ESL and Gifted and Talented students in the classroom. In total, his educational career spans 23 years.
Wurtz holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish from Brigham Young University and a Master of Education degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Texas at Arlington. In 2010, he earned a doctorate from Dallas Baptist University in Educational Leadership.
He currently serves on the Urban Curriculum Council and the City of Arlington Mayor's Education Coalition. He previously served as a member of the state board of directors and state advocacy committee for the Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association (TEPSA). He was president-elect for the TEPSA 10 Board, second vice president for TEPSA District 11 board and former district representative for the Arlington ISD/Holdsworth Center Steering Committee. Wurtz is a member of the Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA), TEPSA, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) and serves as a member of district lead staff for the Texas School Alliance.
He is a proud father of three children, the youngest in high school.