Tuesday night, officials with the Socorro Independent School District (SISD) Board of Trustees announced that Marta C. Carmona was named Interim Superintendent of Schools.
SISD officials made the announcement via a post on their social media page, adding that Carmona will assume the role effective immediately.
“I am honored to accept the position and thank the SISD Board of Trustees for entrusting me with this important role for our SISD schools and community,” Carmona said. “I look forward to continuing instruction and operations at optimal levels for a smooth transition for all of our students, employees and community members. As we forge ahead with planning for the 2021-2022 school year, I am prepared and eager to help SISD in this critical juncture to successfully transition students and staff back into classrooms. We are excited about the likely prospect of welcoming students and families back to SISD campuses for the upcoming school year.”
Prior to the announcement, Carmona held the position of Internal Auditor for Curriculum and Instruction in SISD.
The announcement comes some twenty days following the departure of previous superintendent Dr. Jose Espinoza, which was announced via a joint statement by Dr. Espinoza and the Board on May 5th.
Carmona is a graduate of the Socorro Independent School District having completed her studies at Socorro High School in 1988. She obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at El Paso and her Master of Educational Administration degree from Sul Ross State University in 2003.
Her Superintendent certification was obtained in 2016 from Lamar University and is currently pursuing her doctorate degree in Learning and Organizational Change from Baylor University.
District officials say that during Carmona’s 26 year career in education, she has been a successful Bilingual Educator, Bilingual Instructional Facilitator, Assistant Principal, and Principal at the Elementary and Secondary levels and now works with the district to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of curriculum and instruction programs.
According to the bio on the SISD webpage, Carmona and her husband Rick enjoy “supporting school district events, sports events, and travel. Mrs. Carmona is humbled by the opportunity to serve and be part of TEAM SISD.”
Carmona was also a principal and vice principal with the San Elizario School District, before moving to SISD in 2014.
“The SISD community is dear to my heart,” Carmona said. “I will proudly take on this leadership role to ensure we provide exceptional, transparent service to give students the best education they deserve, to support employees with an enriching work environment and deliver outstanding customer service for the parents and community members in SISD.”