Mansfield ISD Superintendent Dr. Kimberley Cantu announced an overview of a restructuring plan that is in line with the school board’s commitment to continuous improvement and is designed to continue MISD’s tradition of student success in all areas.
The restructuring will better support the district as it embarks on its new Vision 2030 strategic plan, continue the development of social-emotional learning (SEL) and the district’s diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts, and help MISD keep a laser focus on bridging the gaps in learning.
“Over the last year, I have spent time evaluating all of our systems,” said Dr. Cantu. “This evaluation caused me to rethink current roles, expand some roles, and even move forward with using some existing vacant positions that I held back as I reflected in order to be strategic about not only how to use them but when.”
As part of the plan, Dr. Sean Scott, who currently serves as the district’s associate superintendent of curriculum, instruction and accountability, will transition to the role of deputy superintendent. He will continue to provide oversight to curriculum and instruction while also working alongside human resources, student services, facilities, maintenance and bonds.
Some of the other highlights of the restructuring plan over the last year are:
- Mendy Gregory - director of social and emotional learning
- Danyell Wells - director of diversity, equity and inclusion
- Kristi Cobb - executive director of elementary education
- Fernando Benavides - executive director of middle grades
- Philip O’Neal - executive director of athletics and health services
- Dr. Tracey Patton - executive director of human resources
- Victoria Webster - coordinator of STEM
“I am so proud of how our staff and students have stepped up this year, and we want to continue to provide a high level of service and support for all,” said Dr. Cantu.
Dr. Cantu noted that outside of the administrative restructuring, the plan will continue the expansion of choice programs and the addition of more branded school for the district.
The restructuring plan was announced at the regularly scheduled school board meeting on March 30.