• Hutto ISD Names Dr. Raúl Peña Lone Finalist for Superintendent

    Hutto ISD Names Dr. Raúl Peña Lone Finalist for Superintendent

    After a lengthy process of gathering stakeholder input, a nationwide search which included the review of 54 applicants, and a comprehensive interview process of the top applicants, the Hutto ISD School Board is pleased to announce Dr. Raúl Peña as the lone finalist for Superintendent of the Hutto Independent School District.

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Hutto ISD Superintendent Search

  • On May 11, the Hutto ISD Board of Trustees accepted the retirement announcement of Dr. Celina Estrada Thomas, thus launching the search for the next leader of Hippo Nation. On May 31, the board selected JG Consulting as the third party search firm to lead the effort to find the next Superintendent of Hippo Nation. This web page will be updated as the search progresses. 

  • Hutto ISD Trustees have selected to partner with JG Consulting to lead the search. Hutto ISD Trustees are committed to a transparent process that encourages feedback from everyone in the community. Join us by participating in a survey and attending one of our Community Meetings to share your thoughts about the qualities you wish to see in our next leader.

    Hutto ISD Superintendent Job Posting (JG Consulting)

Leadership Profile

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Summary Report

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  • Message from Billie Logiudice, Board President

    As we look forward to what’s to come, I’d like to assure our community and stakeholders that this board will commit to do our due diligence in seeking the next person to lead the efforts of the quality public education we have come to be accustomed to here in Hippo Nation. The search will consist of heavy staff, community, business and stakeholder involvement through surveys, focus groups and informational sessions as we craft the profile of who would be the best fit for the next season of Hutto ISD. Our school district and community is a highly desired place and I believe that is a direct result of the excellent teaching, learning and leadership we continue to experience as a result of the commitment by the people that show up wearing a Hutto ISD badge every day! We are prepared to work closely with our Communications Department as we proactively share where we are during each step of the process in our search.”


  • Activity

    Tentative Dates

    Survey Launch  

    June 1

    Board Member Interviews  

    June 2 - 7

    Community Engagement and Community Meetings

    June 9 - June 30

    Community Input & Leadership Profile Review

    July 8

    Application Period

    July 10 - 28

    Candidate Reviews

    Aug. 2

    Candidate Interviews:  Round 1

    Aug. 4 - 5

    Candidate Interviews:  Round 2

    Aug. 7 - 8

    Board Names Lone Finalist

    Aug. 10

    Board Approves Lone Finalist

    Aug. 31 at 6 p.m.

Community Meetings

  • Date




    June 21 12-1 p.m. Virtual, RSVP English
    June 21 6:30-7:30 p.m. Veterans' Hill Elementary School, 555 Limmer Loop English/Spanish
    June 22 6:30-7:30 p.m.   Hutto 9th Grade Center, 301 Destiny Lane English
    June 26 6:30-7:30 p.m.   Howard Norman Elementary School, 101 Llano River Trail English
    June 28 6:30-7:30 p.m.   Farley Middle School, 303 CR 137 English/Spanish 



  • How can the community participate in the search?

  • What is the hiring process for a Superintendent search?

  • Will the identity of candidates being interviewed for the position be made public?

  • Who will be responsible for the hiring process?

  • How will the position be advertised?

  • What are the minimum qualifications for the Superintendent applicants?

  • How long does the process take?