Round Rock ISD names Hafedh Azaiez finalist for superintendent

Hafedh Azaiez is currently superintendent at Donna ISD in Texas. (Courtesy Round Rock ISD)
Hafedh Azaiez is currently superintendent at Donna ISD in Texas. (Courtesy Round Rock ISD)

Hafedh Azaiez is currently superintendent at Donna ISD in Texas. (Courtesy Round Rock ISD)

The Round Rock ISD board named Hafedh Azaiez the finalist for the position of superintendent May 21.

In a special called meeting, the board of trustees voted 5-2 to select Azaiez as the finalist of its selection process. The vote came after almost an hour-and-a-half-long discussion in closed session, with board members Mary Bone and Danielle Weston voting no but not elaborating on why.


Following a 21-day waiting period as mandated by state law, a final hiring decision will be made by the district. Azaiez is the superintendent from Donna ISD in Donna, Texas near the U.S.-Mexico border. He received a bachelor's degree in physics and chemistry from La Faculte des Sciences de Tunis in Tunisia, a master's of education from the University of St. Thomas and a doctorate in educational leadership from Sam Houston State University, according to the Donna ISD website.

Daniel Presley has been serving as the acting superintendent of schools since the departure of former Superintendent Steve Flores in December. Presley will continue to remain in his position until a final decision is made.

Editor's note: This story was updated to reflect who voted no.
By Brooke Sjoberg
Brooke Sjoberg is the Round Rock reporter for the Round Rock and Pflugerville/Hutto editions of Community Impact Newspaper. She worked for The Gonzales Inquirer, The Daily Texan and The Daily Dot among other publications before coming to Community Impact. Brooke is from Seguin, TX and graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 2020. Her last name is pronounced Show-burg.


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