Christina Cole, chief school leadership officer
Christina Cole, the previous assistant superintendent of elementary school leadership, was named the district’s new chief school leadership officer on April 21. She will replace Roy Garcia, who announced his retirement effective in June.
Cole received her bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies from the University of Houston and her master’s degree in education administration from Prairie View A&M University. She also graduated from Jersey Village High School, according to district officials.
“I am incredibly honored to serve in this new role in the district where I grew up and raised my family. CFISD’s quality education was the foundation for an amazing educational career in a district that I love,” Cole said in a statement. “CFISD has a tradition of excellence because of its employees’ strong commitment and consistent focus on student achievement.”
Matt Morgan, associate superintendent and chief operations officer
Matt Morgan, the assistant superintendent of facilities and construction, was named the new associate superintendent and chief operations officer on March 31. Morgan will replace Roy Sprague, who announced his retirement effective in June.
He received his bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University and Master of Business Administration from the University of Houston-Victoria. Before attending college, Morgan served three years of active duty with the U.S. Army before earning an honorable discharge.
“I am honored to have been selected for this position,” Morgan said in a statement. “I am excited to have the opportunity to work with all the outstanding support departments to provide the best educational environment possible for our students.”
Ray Zepeda, UIL athletics director
Ray Zepeda, athletic director for CFISD, has been named the UIL athletics director. He has been with the district since 2013 and will take over his full-time role with the UIL on June 12.
The UIL facilitates extracurricular academic, athletic and music contests throughout Texas.
As UIL athletic director, Zepeda will oversee the organization’s services to 1,253 member schools for 14 different sports. Zepeda has 30 total years of experience in public education, including 19 as a head coach and athletic coordinator.
“Ray Zepeda is a visionary leader who has helped develop CFISD into one of Texas’ preeminent athletic districts,” Superintendent Mark Henry said in a statement. “Thousands of athletes and coaches have been positively affected by his leadership, and I look forward to seeing his influence spread throughout the entire state as UIL director of athletics.”