Friday, 09 August 2013 09:07
The Mission CISD (Consolidated Independent School District) Board of Trustees has approved a contract with Ricardo Lopez to serve as the district’s new superintendent. Lopez was approved as the lone finalist for the position in July. He will officially begin his duties, on site, on August 12.
“I am very excited to make the move to Mission and to begin the process of becoming an active part of the community,” said Ricardo Lopez. “I have already begun the process of getting to know the district and its programs. This process will continue once I arrive. The big goal is to work with the board of trustees, our instructional leaders and the community to continue to move Mission CISD forward; with students being put in the forefront of anything the district does.”
Lopez, has 18 years of experience in the field of education, starting off as a classroom teacher and leading to his most recent position as an area associate superintendent for Ysleta ISD in El Paso. As an area associate superintendent, Lopez has been in charge of 25 schools serving 17,000 students in grades PK-12. Lopez said he has handled the same responsibilities as a regular superintendent. This includes: construction, instruction, finance, and operational aspects of elementary schools, middle schools and high schools.