Three candidates to continue in public round of
SISD superintendent search
Of the 83 applicants for the SISD vacant superintendent position, three will continue to the next round of the interview process and be formally introduced to the community in a series of forums July 10, 11 and 12. The candidate selected will replace Dr. Xavier De La Torre, who recently left the District for a new position.
The public forums will provide an opportunity for stakeholders to meet and interact with the candidates and provide feedback to the Board for consideration in its final selection. Each meeting will be held in the District Service Center, 12440 Rojas, from 6 to 7 p.m. The forums are open to the public and participants are encouraged to attend each meeting in order to share their impression of all candidates with the Board.
Prior to the open community meetings, the candidates will meet with student, employee, parent and business groups and be given a tour of the District. The Board will then conclude each evening with a closing interview. The Board is anticipated to name a finalist candidate to serve as the SISD superintendent of schools by the end of July 2012.
Michael Sorum, currently the Chief Academic Officer for Fort Worth ISD, will meet the community onTuesday, July 10.Hebegan his career in education since 1986 and has held positions as a teacher, instructional guide, university professor, director of accountability, and chief academic officer. He earned a master’s in education administration from Harvard University, a master of arts in education from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and a bachelor of arts from Portland State University, Oregon.
Dr. Heliodoro Torres (HT) Sanchez, currently serving as Chief of Staff for Ector County ISD, in Odessa, Texas will be introduced to the public onWednesday, July 11.He has been in education since 1998 when he began his career as a middle school English teacher. In 2001 he became a school administrator, and has served as assistant principal, principal, director of bilingual education, executive director of instructional support services, and assistant superintendent. He earned a doctorate degree in educational administration from Texas A&M Commerce, a master’s in school administration from SUL Ross State University and a bachelor of arts from Angelo State University.
Dr. Joe Espinoza, currently a School Improvement Officer (Area Superintendent) in Houston ISD, will meet with the publiconThursday, July 12.He has 16years of experience ranging from teacher to counselor, assistant principal, principal of two schools and district administrator. He earned a doctorate of educational leadership from Sam Houston State University, and a master’s in counseling and guidance as well as a bachelor’s degree in social work.
12440 Rojas Drive, El Paso, TX 79928 - (915) 937-0000