By DINA AREVALO
Special to the NEWS
Dr. Marc A. Puig, lone finalist for superintendent of SBCISD, will officially begin on Jan. 5.
The San Benito CISD School District Board of Trustees met to consider a contract agreement for lone superintendent finalist at the John F. Barron Administration Building Tuesday. Dr Puig and his wife were in attendance and were all smiles afterward when asked for comment.
“We’re incredibly excited about joining this beautiful community and making a contribution to San Benito, and really collaborating — cooperating — with everyone to make this the greatest educational experience for the children of San Benito,” he said.
School board president Arnold Padilla said the contract agreement was unanimously approved by the board. “We’re just waiting on the signature,” Padilla said during a phone interview Thursday. “We, as a board, have full confidence in his abilities,” he said.
According to Padilla, the district’s search for superintendent was a national one, but members were impressed with Puig’s experiences outside of education. “Puig brings superintendent experience, as well as executive management experience and business experience,” Padilla said. It’s something Padilla hopes will aid in improving the district’s financial issues, he said. “It’s an exciting opportunity for our district to move forward,” Padilla said.
Dr. Puig “spent seven years in the corporate world as an account executive, research analyst, and project manager,” according to a district press release obtained by the San Benito News Friday.
Dr. Puig, who most recently served as “superintendent of schools at Culberson County-Allamoore ISD” was also awarded “the Region 18 Superintendent of the Year Award,” according to the press release. He also serves as a teacher and mentor to fellow administrators-in-training, serving “as a mentor superintendent for the Texas Association of School Administrators Learning for Leadership Program.”
Dr. Puig earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Texas at Arlington, and completed his doctorate in education degree at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in May of this year, according to the release.
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