Servellon named SBCISD head

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Theresa Servellon is now officially the new head of the San Benito Consolidated Independent District. The district board of trustees made the announcement following an executive session to discuss the appointment held Tuesday, Sept. 13. Four trustees voted in favor of her appointment.

Ariel Cruz, a board member, abstained from voting, saying she couldn’t vote on it because she never received a list of the applicants seeking the position from administration.

“I know Ms. Servellon will do a good job,” she said, “but I am going to abstain.”

Ramiro Moreno, the board president, replied saying, “I understand.”

Servellon did not make a statement about the vote. She was the sole finalist, even though the board sought the assistance of a company that was in charge of finding applicants.

She served as interim superintendent since March, following the resignation of Nate Carman.

A former teacher, school principal, and director of federal programs with the San Benito school district, Servellon was appointed by the board after a closed-door session during Tuesday’s board meeting.

Servellon has more than 34 years of experience in education, holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and finance from Texas State University, and began her career as an early childhood teacher with SBCISD.

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