Dr. Cavazos, new Goose Creek CISD superintendent

Dr. Salvador Cavazos

By Julieta Paita

Beginning August 1st, 2012 Dr. Salvador Cavazos is the new superintendent for Goose Creek CISD.

Board of Trustees unanimously elected Dr. Salvador Cavazos who signed a three-year contract with the district during a special meeting this past July 19.

“I’m looking forward to working with all the staff at the GCCISD,” said Dr. Cavazos.

Plans for student success are underway by “Improving student achievement for all students and making sure all students are college and career ready when they graduate from my district,” said Dr. Cavazos.

Dr. Cavazos currently serves as superintendent in Alice ISD and with more than 24 years of experience in Texas public schools, he also has served as Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction in Brownsville ISD. While working there, the district received the Broad Prize in Education, placing Brownsville ISD as the highest academic performing urban district in the United States.

Goose Creek CISD wants to make “sure that our school district system provides every opportunity for every student to achieve at the high level. To make sure all our students experiment that at a high level,” said Dr. Cavazos. “Academic achievement, extra curriculum, and career pathways that they [the students] engage in at a high school level.”

Dr. Cavazos earned his bachelor’s degree in Political Science and English from the University of Texas –Pan America and his master’s degree in Educational Administration from the same university. In 2002, he earned his doctorate degree in Educational Leadership at the University of Texas in Austin.

“We are very excited about moving to Goose Creek, they are a wonderful community, wonderful school district,” said Dr. Cavazos.

Dr. Cavazos is the 14th superintendent in Goose Creek CISD, and he replaces Dr. Toby York who is retiring in July 31.