Dear Team Austin ISD,
As we enter this season of thanksgiving, I am so grateful for all of you and the incredible work you do every day to support our students. As I visit campuses and walk through the central office, service centers and visit with staff throughout the district, I witness the energy and passion you pour into your jobs to ensure that students receive what they need to be successful.
I am also grateful for the opportunity the board of trustees provided to me to serve as your interim superintendent these past few months. It has been an honor and a privilege that brought me joy daily.
Tonight, the Alief ISD Board of Trustees named me as its lone finalist for superintendent. The chance to lead a district while putting down roots for a long-term partnership was something our family could not pass up.
I know that TeamAISD will continue to move the work forward. The leadership team is committed to realizing the district's vision and mission, to prepare every student with the knowledge and skills to thrive in college, career, and life.
Our newly elected board will be leading our district with the next steps. I look forward to finishing this semester with you knowing that you will continue to challenge our students to achieve academic excellence. Thank you for the grace you have extended to me as your Interim Superintendent. It has been a pleasure and an honor to serve this community and the students of Austin ISD.
Anthony Mays, Ed.D.
Interim Superintendent, Austin ISD