Round Rock ISD superintendent receives award for increasing student success

Round Rock ISD Superintendent Jess Chvez received the Architect of Change Award at The Blueprint for Educational Change Leaders Summit on March 1 for his efforts to increase student success, according to the district.

During the past few years, Chvez increased graduation rates for low-income students by more than 18 percentage points, according to a district news release.

Chvez was one of five honorees to receive the award given by the E3 Alliance, an organization that provides school districts with data in order to help them better track educational trends, improve programs, identify best learning practices and more. The Blueprint for Educational Change is Central Texas' strategic plan to build the strongest educational pipeline in the nation, according E3's website.

"I am honored to receive the Architect of Change Award and even though I received this honor, it took dedication and hard work from many leaders within our district to truly make a difference," Chvez said.

Chvez was also recognized at the summit for implementing career academies at Round Rock high schools to expose students to job opportunities. The superintendent is expected to retire in December.

By Lyndsey Taylor
After graduating from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Lyndsey began working as a reporter for the Northwest Austin edition of Community Impact Newspaper in 2012. During her time as a reporter, she has covered Round Rock ISD, health care in the Austin metro area and Austin Community College. She was promoted to editor of the Cedar Park| Leander edition in 2015 and covers city and education news, including Leander ISD.


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