Cissy Reynolds-Perez

In a 5-2 split vote, the Kingsville Independent School District Board of Trustees named Cecilia "Cissy" Reynolds-Perez as the lone finalist for the district's superintendent position at Wednesday's special meeting.

“As Board President, I look forward to working closely with Dr. Reynolds-Perez to move this District forward during these trying times and to provide the highest quality education possible for the students of this community,” Board President Brandon Greenwood said in a state ent to the Kingsville Record.

Board Secretary Corando Garza, trustees Cory Garza, Nick Prado, Lynn Yaklin and Brian Coufal voting for Reynolds Perez, and Board President Brandon Greenwood and Board Vice President Steven Crites voting against.

Reynolds-Perez is a graduate of the KISD and has served as an educator at numerous schools in the coastal bend. She served as Corpus Christi Ray High School Principal from 2008 to 2018 before departing to serve as Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction and Human Resources at the West Oso Independent School District for the last two years.

“The Kingsville ISD board selected Dr. Reynolds-Perez as their Lone Finalist because of her knowledge of current technological trends,  HB3 TEA accountability requirements, and their confidence that she would gain the trust of the community by meeting the academic, athletic, fine arts, college readiness, STEM, career and technical and social emotionalneeds of the Kingsville Brahmas,” officials of the KISD said in a stateKent.

“The words, ’Once a Brahma, Always a Brahma‘ are not just words to me,” Reynolds-Perez said in a statement. “They helped mold me into the dedicated educator I am today and have been for many years.”

Although Reynolds-Perez has been named the lone finalist, state regulations require a mandatory 21-day waiting period before she can be officially hired to the position.

This is a developing story and will continue to be updated through the evening Check for updates.

For the full story, see the August 6, 2020 edition of The Kingsville Record.

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