Austin ISD has voted to approve a lone finalist for its next superintendent.
According to Dallas ISD, Stephanie Elizalde was approved as the sole finalist in a meeting on Tuesday night.
Elizalde has been with Dallas ISD since 2011. She has held several positions, including her most recent role as Assistant Superintendent of School Leadership.
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Elizalde assumed the position of Chief of School Leadership in 2015. In this position, she provided direction for instructional programs at the district's 227 schools, with a focus on increasing achievement and improving instruction, Dallas ISD said.
Elizalde has bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Texas at San Antonio and a doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin.
If Elizalde accepts the position as Austin ISD superintendent, she will take over once outgoing superintendent Paul Cruz leaves on August 31.