Michelle Cavazos is the Chief Officer for Academics and Social Emotional Learning of the Austin Independent School District. Prior to coming to Austin ISD, she served as the director of secondary education at Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City Independent School District near San Antonio. She has previously been principal at elementary and secondary campuses, where she embraces a commitment to educational opportunity for all students.
Ms. Cavazos began her career as a bilingual educator in the Houston area, where she quickly achieved leadership position, including bilingual and second language coordinator, assistant principal and principal. During her time in Houston, she helped lead the implementation of a dual language program and worked to open both elementary and middle school campuses.
Ms. Cavazos earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and Spanish Teaching from the University of Northern Iowa and a master’s degree in administration and supervision from the University of Houston. She is currently working to complete a doctoral program in school improvement from Texas State University.
She serves as a regional director for Raise Your Hand Texas, as well as an Executive Board Member with Texas Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents.