Dr. Cynthia Lusignolo named lone finalist for TCISD superintendent
TEXAS CITY – On Tuesday, the Texas City Independent School District Board of Trustees unanimously approved Cynthia Lusignolo, Ed.D. as the lone finalist for Superintendent of Texas City ISD.
Lusignolo currently serves as superintendent in Liberty ISD. Her 20-year education career also includes serving as a civilian instructor for the US Air Force, elementary teacher, middle school and high school math teacher, middle school assistant principal, personnel director, assistant superintendent and superintendent.
“Dr. Lusignolo has a strong curriculum and leadership background and is an effective communicator. She has extensive experience with gifted and talented education, diverse student populations, instructional and behavioral strategies, building and maintaining effective superintendent-board relations, budgeting and personnel management. These are just a few reasons why we believe Dr. Cynthia Lusignolo is the ideal candidate to lead Texas City ISD,” stated Hal Biery, TCISD School Board President.
“Texas City ISD has four recognized elementary schools and we have a strong financial record. We have a great staff in place and Dr. Lusignolo is going to enhance our strengths and challenge us to keep striving for excellence in all areas,” Biery stated.
The state requires a 21-day waiting period before the lone finalist can sign a contract and become an official employee of the district. The TCISD Board of Trustees will call a special meeting on June 5, 2012, where Lusignolo is expected to sign a contract.
Lusignolo graduated from Midwestern State University (MSU) in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies – Mathematics and received her Master of Education in School Administration from MSU in 1996. She received her Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from Lamar University in 2010.
She is the recipient of multiple professional awards, scholastic awards and Air Force civilian awards. She is active in the communities where she has lived through church, Kiwanis, Lions Club, United Way and Rotary Club. Lusignolo and her husband, Dave, have four children ranging in ages from 20-29. They are first-time grandparents to an 8-week-old grandson.
The Lusignolos plan to move to Texas City by July 1st. “We believe Cynthia and Dave Lusignolo are going to be a great addition to our community and to the Texas City ISD family. We expect Texas City ISD to demonstrate even greater levels of student success under her leadership,” said Biery.
Once Lusignolo signs her contract after the 21-day waiting period, she will become the 15th superintendent in Texas City since 1913. She will be the first woman to hold the title as Superintendent of Schools. Deputy Superintendent Judy Norris was a co-interim superintendent with Richard Ettredge in 2002. The four female assistant superintendents, Diane Martin, Susan Myers, Liz Payne and Terri Watkins, have served as co-interim superintendents since July 1, 2011.