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Austin ISD’s superintendent has been named the lone finalist to lead Dallas ISD

Stephanie Elizalde wears a blue jacket and stands next to a white brick wall.
Gabriel C. Pérez
Austin ISD Superintendent Stephanie Elizalde is the lone finalist to be Dallas ISD's next superintendent.

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Austin Independent School District Superintendent Stephanie Elizalde might be leaving the district for Dallas.

The school board at Dallas ISD has named Elizalde the lone finalist for its next superintendent. State law requires school boards to wait 21 days after naming a finalist before officially hiring a new superintendent.

Elizalde has been leading Austin ISD since August 2020. She previously served as chief of school leadership at Dallas ISD.

Austin ISD Board of Trustees President Geronimo Rodriguez said in a statement on Twitter that the board will meet soon to discuss a transition plan.

"Thank you to Dr. Elizalde for her steadfast leadership through what has been an unprecedented and challenging two years," Rodriguez said. "Her commitment to our AISD mission allowed our community to safely move through the pandemic and stay laser-focused on academic achievement."

Marisa Charpentier is KUT's assistant digital editor. Got a tip? Email her at Follow her on Twitter @marisacharp.
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