Today, Dr. Steve Flores, Superintendent of Round Rock Independent School District, announced his planned resignation in an email that went out to the RRISD community.
Dr. Flores has been Superintendent of Schools for RRISD for the last seven years. In 2020, Dr. Flores was named the Texas PTA Superintendent of the Year and in 2019 was selected by the Austin Chamber as the Central Texas Superintendent of the Year for Round Rock ISD’s impressive success in college readiness rates.
Here is the letter that went out today:
Dear Round Rock ISD Community,
Serving as the Superintendent of Schools for Round Rock Independent School District has been the honor of my lifetime. I first came to Round Rock ISD in 2004 as an Area Superintendent and was fortunate to return in 2013 to lead this extraordinary District as Superintendent.
Round Rock ISD has long been lauded for its stellar reputation, and in the last decade we have truly become a “Destination District” known across the state and even nationally for exceptional student performance, innovative teaching, engaging extracurricular activities, and award-winning fine arts and athletic programs. From our teachers and campus administrators, to our business professionals and dedicated support staff who are the backbone of this massive organization, the people of Round Rock ISD are committed to students, our community and the mission of public education. It has been a breathtaking thing to witness over the past seven years and has made me proud every day to come to work and do my part.
That is just one of many reasons the decision I am sharing with you now has been so difficult to reach. On December 1, I will step down as Superintendent. I will remain available to assist the District with a transition of leadership until March 31, 2021, but at that point will officially resign from Round Rock ISD.
I am ready to transition to the next chapter in my career, one that allows me to continue to advocate for Texas public schools, pursue my lifelong goal of writing a book about the transformational power of public education, and also have time for family and friends. I believe the time is right for new leadership and a new perspective in Round Rock ISD that will build on our legacy of excellence.
I can not express how much I will miss being a part of this extraordinary team. Please know that Round Rock is my home, it is my heart, and I will always support and advocate for Round Rock ISD schools. I am so proud of what we have accomplished together and what Round Rock ISD will continue to achieve. Thank you for allowing me to serve you and our District for the past seven years.
Steve Flores, Ph.D.
Superintendent of Schools
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