Mansfield ISD Magazine Winter 2019/2020 | Page 10

New Year, New S uperin t e nden t T he start of a new year marked the In a neighboring district, she served “I am blessed and so very humbled start of a new era for Mansfield as principal, a director of curriculum to be the next superintendent of ISD. Beginning on Jan. 1, 2020, Dr. and instruction and executive Mansfield ISD,” said Dr. Cantu. “I Kimberley Cantu took over as the director of human resources. am looking forward to the exciting district’s new superintendent. Dr. Cantu replaced Dr. Jim Vaszauskas, who announced his retirement in June. She is the second female superintendent in MISD history. A PASSION FOR EDUCATION “ “My leadership style is collaborative, and I want to be able to keep the two-way communication open.” DR. KIMBERLEY CANTU MISD SUPERINTENDENT served as the district’s deputy superintendent and has worked in public education for 27 years. Her career at Mansfield ISD began as a teacher and coach at Mansfield High School. She later became an assistant principal and then the academic associate principal. 10 MANSFIELDTODAY will provide for MISD students and staff members. The reputation of Mansfield ISD proceeds itself, and I am ready to continue the tradition of excellence and guide the district along on its current path of success.” Dr. Cantu earned her Bachelor of Arts The Fort Worth native is a familiar face to the district. She most recently and amazing opportunities that we and Master of Arts degrees in English She returned to Mansfield in 2012 from Tarleton State University. She as a director in human resources then obtained her Mid-Management and held various leadership roles Administrator certificate from Texas in human resources before being Woman’s University and received her appointed as the district’s deputy Doctorate in Educational Leadership superintendent. The MISD School from Texas A&M-Commerce. She Board approved Dr. Cantu for the holds State Board for Educator superintendent position on Dec. 17. Certification for secondary English, mid-management and superintendent.