After conducting a state-wide search, the Mission Consolidated Independent School District (CISD) Board of Trustees has selected a Lone Finalist for the position of Superintendent of Schools. Board members voted unanimously for Dr. Carolina “Carol” G. Perez as the lone finalist.
Dr. Perez has 31 years of educational experience. She is currently serving as Superintendent of Kingsville Independent School District (ISD). Dr. Perez has led Kingsville ISD since August 2014. During her tenure at Kingsville ISD, that district has seen improvements in state academic performance, implemented T-STEM academics, improved upon support services, and completed a number of major construction projects that include the construction of a new high school.
“It is an honor to have been recruited by colleagues, friends, and family, and most importantly, to be offered the opportunity to serve and make a contribution to Mission CISD,” said Dr. Perez. “It will also be a privilege to work as a Rio Grande Valley home-grown educator for the Mission CISD Board of Trustees, students, staff, parents, and community to fulfill the mission and vision of Mission CISD through systematic support and accountability in all facets of the Mission CISD learning organization.”
Dr. Perez is no stranger to the Rio Grande Valley (RGV). She was born in Monterrey Nuevo Leon, Mexico and grew up in the RGV, graduating from La Joya High School. Perez earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Inter-American Studies from The University of Texas-Pan American (UTPA) in 1986. She went on to earn a Masters in Education from in 1995 from UTPA. In 2010, Dr. Perez earned a Doctorate in Leadership from Texas A&M University-Kingsville.
Dr. Perez’s education career began in McAllen Independent School District (ISD), as an English Teacher at Crockett Elementary School. While at McAllen ISD she also served as a Strategist for Elementary Language Arts, Coordinator for Elementary Reading and Language Arts, Director for Curriculum and Instruction, and Instructional Support Services Officer. In 2013, Dr. Perez moved to Kingsville to take on the role of Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction. She became Superintendent at Kingsville ISD in 2014.
The Mission CISD Board of Trustees can take final action, approving the hiring and a contract for the Superintendent after a mandatory 21-day waiting period. The Board currently has a special meeting scheduled for Wednesday, July 18. Upon final action approving the hiring and contract, Dr. Perez would become the first woman to be the Mission CISD Superintendent.