School Board Trustees Name Cara Cooke

Lone Finalist for Aransas Pass Superintendent


 In a Special meeting of the School Board of Trustees on Monday November 19, 2018, the APISD Board of Trustees unanimously voted to name Cara Cooke as the lone finalist for the Superintendent of Aransas Pass ISD. Mrs. Cooke, the current Interim Superintendent of APISD, has more than 30 years of experience ranging from the classroom, Campus Principal, Central Office Administrator, and Superintendent of Schools.


Mrs. Cooke was employed as the Superintendent of Schools for Kilgore ISD in East Texas for 5 years serving as the school district’s instructional leader 0f 4,083 students. She has a strong educational background in strategic planning and curriculum instruction. Superintendent Cara Cooke earned a Bachelor of Science in Education degree from the university of Tyler in 1987 and a Master of Education degree from Stephen F. Austin in 2002. She and her husband have been married for 35 years and have three grandchildren. Mrs. Cooke was a classroom teacher for 14 years. Her educational career includes leadership roles as Superintendent of Schools for Kilgore ISD, Assistant Superintendent of Schools for Industrial ISD, Assistant Superintendent of West Oso ISD, and Campus Principal for Neches ISD. She is very excited to join the APISD family and work with a great team of educators to provide academic success for all students. She believes that the needs of the students must be the compass that leads the way.


The APISD Board of Trustees worked diligently through several Special Called Meetings to complete training on conducting a Superintendent Job Search conducted by the Texas Education Agency Region Service Center 2, to review candidate applications, and to interview the candidates for the school district’s Superintendent position. “ Naming a Superintendent for our school district is the single most important decision a school board does,” Board President Victor Galvan said. “We interviewed well qualified applicants and believe we have chosen the best person for the job to keep the school district moving forward and to help us as we progress to the next level of achievement”.


After the statutory required waiting period of 21 days, the Board of Trustees will vote on the hiring of our new instructional leader at a Regular Called meeting of the Board of Trustees in December.

Victor Galvan
APISD President Board of Trustees

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