3 finalists in running for CISD Superintendent seat

3 finalists in running for CISD Superintendent seat

POSTED: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 - 11:10am

UPDATED: Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 9:54am

Three highly regarded educators were named finalists for the superintendent’s position of the Canutillo Independent School District by the Board of Trustees on Tuesday. 

District officials said after a round of in-person interviews that spanned two days, the board voted unanimously to name the following finalists for the position:

• Dr. Pedro Galaviz, the Director of Secondary Education for the Round Rock Independent School District.
• Ricardo Lopez, Area Superintendent for the Ysleta Independent School District.
• Dr. James Steinhauser, the Assistant Superintendent for Research and Evaluation for the El Paso Independent School District

The next step will be the final phase of the superintendent search process, where extensive research into the background of each of the three candidates will be conducted.  Officials said the research includes further interviews with the candidates and their employers, site visits to their current places of work, and public meetings to give Canutillo stakeholders a chance to vet each candidate. The meetings have been scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on April 18, 23 and 24 at Canutillo High School.

“Canutillo is an excellent school district with excellent students and employees. We now have candidates to match,” said Board President Armando Rodriguez. “We look forward to learning more about these three educators and know we have a tough decision to make.”

The Board expects to name a new superintendent in about a month.

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