The Mission Consolidated Independent School District has hired their first female superintendent.
Dr. Carolina “Carol” G. Perez was approved as the lone finalist for the position in June, and will begin working on site on July 30. She was previously the superintendent for the Kingsville Independent School District, and has 31 years of educational experience.
At a special called meeting held at the Administration Board Room, MCISD approved the employment and contract for Perez. Surrounded by family and friends, a meet and greet was held after so people could congratulate and meet Perez.
Perez is taking over the position of superintendent from Dr. Ricardo Lopez, who left MCISD at the end of 2017.
“I am very excited to have the opportunity to return to the Rio Grande Valley and proud to be the first woman to lead Mission CISD as superintendent,” Perez said. “While I have already started trying to familiarize myself with Mission CISD operations and instructional data, I am really looking forward to getting to know the team and families of the district. I want to make sure we all work together to move Mission CISD forward and build on the foundation set by my predecessors.”
Perez thanked the board and administration for choosing her as the district’s new superintendent.
“It is with a grateful heart to my family, friends and colleagues,” Perez said. “Thank you for approving me as your superintendent of schools.”
Perez also said that with her new position comes “a tremendous responsibility.”
“It is to make sure that we serve our children first, our staff and our community as a whole,” Perez said. “As a team, we know that we can continue with the Mission CISD legacy of changing the world. It’s a good day to be a Mission CISD employee.”