El Paso, TX (KDBC) — After almost 5 hours of review, the Ysleta Independent School District Board of Trustees named Dr. Anna Perez an interim superintendent.
Dr. Perez has served as YISD Associate Superintendent of Operations and Associate Superintendent of Area 1.
She retired from YISD in 2010.
Former YISD Superintendent, Dr. Michael Zolkoski retired in June citing 'family health issues.'
His retirement will officially become effective on September 1st, which is when Dr. Perez will take over.
"We need somebody who understands our community, who understands the needs of our students, and who can continue to do some of the work that we're doing, that is positive, that will take our kids to the next level, which is getting them ready for college," said Liza Montelongo, who attended Tuesday night's meeting.
At this time, it is unclear how long Dr. Perez will serve as interim superintendent.
Trustees have not yet released a timeline for hiring a permanent one.