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Dr. Gutierrez accepts Leander ISD post

SEGUIN, Texas (Sept. 7, 2023) – Seguin ISD Superintendent Dr. Matthew Gutierrez has accepted the chief of schools position at Leander ISD in Leander, TX.

Dr. Gutierrez has served as Seguin ISD Superintendent since July 2017 and is known for championing community and student engagement, creating a strategic plan and an extension to the plan, introducing a two-way dual language program and successfully passing bond elections of $64.7 million bond in 2019, $131 million in 2022 and $7.5 million in 2023.

During his Seguin tenure, he earned the Region 20 Superintendent of the Year award in 2023 while the school board was named Region 20 School Board of the Year in 2022.

“It has been an honor and a privilege to serve the Seguin ISD community for the past six years. I am proud of the collaborative efforts of the students, families, educators, trustees and community leaders to improve the academic climate across the entire school system. Seguin ISD is poised to continue to do great things,” Gutierrez said.

He plans to remain at Seguin ISD through September prior to transitioning to Leander.

“On behalf of the Seguin ISD board of trustees, we wish Dr. Gutierrez continued success in his career. His leadership and professionalism has been integral in building a lasting, positive culture in Seguin ISD,” said Alejandro Guerra, Seguin ISD school board president.

“It is an honor to have Dr. Gutierrez join our #1LISD family,” Leander ISD Superintendent Bruce Gearing, Ed.D., said. “His remarkable leadership is reflected in the students and community he has served. We feel certain that his rich and insightful experience will play a crucial role in driving educational excellence in Leander ISD.”

In the coming weeks, Seguin ISD trustees will discuss the process and timeline to hire a permanent superintendent.

“The transition will include opportunity for public input and feedback on qualities that an ideal superintendent candidate will possess in order to lead our district,” Guerra said.

Seguin ISD operates a pre-kindergarten campus, seven elementaries, two middle schools, one high school and two specialized alternative learning centers for 7,200 students.


Dr. Gutierrez