After a long, intensive search for a new superintendent, the MMSD School Board is excited to welcome Dr. Michael Gutiérrez. He will officially transition to his new position June 1 to prepare for the 2020-21 school year.
Last year, former superintendent Jennifer Cheatham resigned last year, beginning a months-long search for a qualified leader of the MMSD community. In the meantime, Jane Belmore has stepped in as interim-superintendent.
Dr. Gutiérrez is finishing this school year as superintendent of the Seguin Independent School District in Seguin, Texas. Prior to SISD, which has 7,500 students, Gutiérrez was assistant superintendent at Plano Independent School District with over 50,000 students. Earning his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Texas Tech University, Gutiérrez began his career as a middle school teacher.
Dr. Gutiérrez calls himself “a champion for every single student and a uniter who will bring the community together toward a common purpose – that being to serve students.” He was reportedly thrilled to have been chosen and looks forward to working with the Madison community.
By Amira Pierotti