Austin ISD approves contract with new superintendent

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August 12, 2020 - 7:14 am
Dr. Stephanie Elizalde

Dallas ISD

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AUSTIN (Talk1370.com) -- Austin ISD trustees have voted to approve a contract naming Dr. Stephanie Elizalde as the district's new superintendent.

In an 8-0 vote Tuesday night, trustees approved the contract with their lone finalist for the district's top job. Trustees named Elizalde as the lone finalist back in July.

The district says she will take over for outgoing superintendent Dr. Paul Cruz beginning today.

"I am excited and honored to have been chosen as the new superintendent of Austin ISD and look forward to working collaboratively with the school board, staff, students, parents and community," Elizalde said. "I was highly attracted to the diversity of the Austin ISD community, and I’m committed to providing all students with an enriching educational experience, which will prepare them with the knowledge and skills to thrive in college, career, and life."

Elizalde previously served in Dallas ISD, where she had been in a number of positions since 2011.

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