For Immediate Release: May 18, 2022
Dallas ISD Board of Trustees names Dr. Stephanie Elizalde as the lone finalist in the superintendent search
DALLAS — The Dallas Independent School District (Dallas ISD) Board of Trustees named Dr. Stephanie Elizalde as the lone finalist for superintendent to lead the largest school district in North Texas. Trustees approved the selection during a called board meeting tonight.
Elizalde is currently superintendent of the Austin Independent School District, where she has served since August 2020. Before her current role, Elizalde served as the chief of School Leadership in Dallas ISD – a position that ensured the success of all 230 schools, principals, and teachers.
A native Texan, Elizalde is a third-generation public school educator who has held various roles including teacher, principal, assistant superintendent, and deputy chief.
The state requires a 21-day review period for the position, after which trustees are expected to offer Elizalde a contract for employment. If confirmed, Elizalde would be the second female superintendent in Dallas ISD.
In January, Superintendent Michael Hinojosa announced that he would close out a 13-year tenure in Dallas. It was announced then that he would remain on staff as superintendent emeritus, helping to ensure a smooth transition.