I am truly excited and humbled by the opportunity to serve as superintendent of Socorro ISD. Socorro ISD is known as an innovative, high performing school district...one of the top large districts not only in the region, but in the state. This district is a true gem in the El Paso area and in Texas, and I hope to inspire students and staff to continue shining brightly with success.
I thank the SISD Board of Trustees for acknowledging and trusting my longtime experience as an educator and expertise as a school district superintendent. It is an honor to have been chosen for this most important post in this great community and I embrace the history of excellence achieved over the last 60 years. I will accept the responsibilities of the office and perform the duties to the best of ability.
I am eager to work with the Board, staff, students, parents, and community to work toward optimizing SISD students’ academic, artistic, athletic, and interpersonal skills.
It has been a pleasure for me to get a head start in meeting some wonderful people in SISD and visiting all high schools, some integral departments, and elementary campuses in different parts of the district. Thank you to those that I met and who greeted me with the warm friendliness that I have heard so much about here in the West Texas borderland region.
I look forward to learning more about what makes SISD special and the unique talents, traits and strengths of our students and employees. I will explore the district and engage with as many stakeholders as possible with an open mind and a pledge to develop positive relationships to move us forward together. I know that there is a wealth of knowledge and aptitude among all students, staff, and faculty in this award-winning and remarkable district.
Understanding that successful academics is of paramount importance, along with fostering relationships with district, business, and community stakeholders, I bring nearly three decades of experience to help build a better and prosperous tomorrow for Socorro ISD. I will maintain a commitment to focus on academic success for all students, growth development for employees, budget management and fiscal responsibility, and collaboration and communication for the good of all in the district.
Providing equal educational opportunities is integral to serve our diverse population and I aim to help all students find their voice and achieve their full potential. I want to build consensus to benefit our students and so that we may improve initiatives for college and career readiness, exceeding accountability standards, and creating innovative approaches to learning.
It is an honor and a privilege for me to join SISD and I am excited for my wife and I to make the Socorro community our new home. I know my first few months will be exciting and informative and it will be my mission to gain as much input, data, and information about the district so that we may work together to arrive at a shared vision for a prosperous future.
Thank you again to the SISD community for this opportunity to serve as your superintendent. I envision a journey ahead with collaboration and communication built on trust and transparency between myself and all stakeholders in SISD. I look forward to leading the Socorro ISD community, its faculty, staff, and students to even greater heights.
Nate Carman, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools