Cool for the Summer

Superintendent Galaviz Dear Canutillo Community,

Friday marked the official end of the 2022-23 school year in Canutillo ISD. Our kids did what they needed to do to advance academically, and our teachers excelled in preparing them to move on to the next level. All in all, this was a successful year because high-level teaching and learning happened in every corner of the District. Congratulations, Canutillo!

Before we send our students and teachers home to rest and recharge for the summer, I want to thank the entire community of Canutillo for their continued support of our schools. This year we had some ups (HEB Education Award as Best Small District in Texas and a TEA Triple A rating) and, yes some lows (the defeat of the bond), but at the end of the day we always knew that our community cares.

And while we are proud of the work we have done this year to continue to be El Paso’s premier school district, we can’t sit on our hands and say we are happy with what we have. This summer, my administration will work tirelessly to bring additional innovation into our campuses. We also will work hard to come up with effective training for our teachers to help them reach their professional goals.

One of the ways we will better ourselves is through the news that Canutillo ISD has been selected to join this year’s Holdsworth Leadership Collaborative cohort along with about 17 other districts in the state. The collaborative will help Canutillo build a strong bench of aspiring principals who are ready to step into school leadership positions when they arise.

As part of the Collaborative, a team of three – the superintendent and two district leaders – work with Holdsworth staff to define what great leadership looks like in Canutillo and use this definition to design systems and structures to strengthen the principal pipeline.

This is wonderful news for Canutillo, as we keep looking for partners to help us maximize our potential. The good folks at Holdworth will have a strong impact in the way our leaders set the pace for innovation and I am excited to see the results.

Before I sign off, I want to invite the entire community to join us at the Don Haskins Center at 2 p.m. on May 31 as we celebrate the Class of 2023 for Canutillo High School. It took all of us to get these kids to graduate, so we all should take part in this celebration. I can’t wait to shake these hands and send these kids off to lead the way.


Have a safe Memorial Day Weekend, Canutillo!

Pedro Galaviz
Superintendent of Schools