SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — The San Antonio ISD has a new leader.
The District’s Board of Trustees voted Monday night to confirm Dr. Jaime Aquino as SAISD Superintendent of Schools.
In April, the trustees announced Dr. Aquino was the lone finalist for the position but due to a state law, they had to wait 21 days to officially hire him.
His experience includes time as a bilingual teacher and administrator in New York. He’s also served in leadership capacities in Denver, Hartford and Los Angeles.
Dr. Aquino released the following statement following the announcement of his official hiring:
“I am honored and humbled to have been selected as the new superintendent for San Antonio Independent School District. I am grateful to the Board of Trustees for entrusting the future of over 45,000 students to my care. It is not a task I take lightly, and I am ready to collaborate and lead our district powerfully forward. I consider myself a teacher first. Whether I was in Denver, New York or Los Angeles – I lead with a teacher’s heart, and I am excited to walk back into the ‘classroom’ with SAISD’s kids.”
Dr. Aquino replaces former Superintendent Pedro Martinez.
He officially starts his new job Tuesday.