Superintendent Executive Assistant
Patricia C. Perez
Board of Trustees Executive Assistant
Superintendent Administrative Associate
Dr. René Gutiérrez attended schools in Mexico at an early age then immigrated to McAllen, Texas where he graduated from McAllen High School in 1983. He has an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science from Texas Southmost College at Brownsville; a Bachelor’s in Business Administration (BBA) from Pan American University at Brownsville; and a Master’s of Education Degree from the University of Texas-Pan American. He received a Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Texas-Pan American. His doctoral dissertation is entitled: "Factors Contributing to the Academic Achievement of Mexican-Origin Immigrant High School Students".
As superintendent he has implemented strategies and initiated programs aimed at strengthening all academic components of a school district. Among these was a Vision Academy of Excellence as well as an Educator Technology Conference. Many of the steps taken have focused on addressing the scholastic needs of those economically disadvantaged as well as students for whom English is a second language. Dr. Gutiérrez has also overseen $112 million worth of school district construction which resulted from a bond initiative. He was named the South Texas - Region One Superintendent of the Year for 2012 and was recognized as one of the top five superintendents in Texas for 2012. He is a recipient of the Educational Leadership Award from the University Council for Educational Administration and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Equity Center of Texas.