(Seguin) – The leadership efforts of Seguin ISD Superintendent Dr. Matthew Gutierrez are not going unnoticed. The Seguin ISD Board of Trustees recently voted to nominate Dr. Gutierrez for consideration for this year’s title of Texas Association of School Boards Superintendent of the Year.
School Board President Cinde Thomas-Jimenez says the nomination follows a challenging yet successful year for Dr. Gutierrez who has worked around the clock ensuring the safety and academic well being of all students.
Dr. Gutierrez says he appreciates the board for the recognition and believes his success is one to be shared by all families, teachers and community members.
“It’s absolutely an honor but what an hour to be recognized by your board during a very challenging time for all of us, for the school district. We have all experienced hardships in some way and I’m just thankful that they have recognized my leadership through all of this, but I truly believe that my success this school year has to be attributed to our staff and to our parents and community. They have all given me so much grace this year and I think we are always surrounded by controversies that other school districts are experiencing right now during COVID since early on and even today and the Seguin community has truly come together because the community wants to ensure that students and staff are safe and so any and all major decisions – our community has asked questions, they’ve been engaged but they’ve been supportive and I could not be more thankful for that,” said Gutierrez.
Dr. Gutierrez now waits to see if he is honored to hold the title for the region. He says the nomination alone is an honor.
“In the past, I’ve seen superintendents being nominated by their boards or worked with superintendents who have been nominated and I always thought that would be so neat for me the day when I become a superintendent and so for it to be happening is certainly something that makes me proud and proud to being serving the Seguin ISD,” said Gutierrez.
Following its vote last week, The Seguin ISD Board of Trustees authorized that a resolution in honor of Dr. Gutierrez be sent to TASB. The resolution as stated by the board nominates him for “his exemplary and visionary leadership toward improving student performances in our schools.”
Dr. Gutierrez has served as superintendent of schools for the Seguin ISD since July 2017.