Harlingen CISD Board of Trustees name Dr. Alicia Noyola as Superintendent

On the evening of January 4, the Harlingen CISD Board of Trustees officially named Dr. Alicia Noyola as Superintendent of Schools.

“Tonight is truly the most humbling moment of my life,” Dr. Noyola said. “I thank the Board of Trustees for their vote of confidence and entrusting me with our most precious asset, the children of HCISD. I am proud of the progress our District has made and look forward to what is yet to come.”

Dr. Noyola has more than 30 years of experience in public education. She has dedicated 17 of those years to Harlingen CISD. Prior to becoming the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Noyola served as the Chief Academic Officer, a role she held for eight years. Before that, she served as Principal of Vela Middle School for eight years. She has also worked as a teacher and Director of Student Teaching.

Dr. Noyola received her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from the University of Texas-Pan American, her Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Texas-Brownsville, and her Doctorate Degree from the University of Houston.

“For the past eight years as a senior team member, Dr. Noyola has been instrumental in HCISD’s transformation,” said Eladio Jaimez, School Board President. “The Board is proud to name her as our new Superintendent of Schools and know she will continue the tradition of excellence we’ve come to expect from our district leaders.”

In December, Dr. Noyola was selected as the lone finalist for the superintendent position after the announcement of retirement by Dr. Art Cavazos.

To assist in a smooth transition and to ensure that the District’s vision carries on, Dr. Art Cavazos will serve as Superintendent Emeritus until June 30, 2021. During his time as Superintendent, Dr. Cavazos led the transformation of HCISD into a district of choice that provides a quality education grounded on strong character. The district plans to publicly recognize his eight years of leadership as superintendent and 20 years of service to HCISD later this spring.

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