KIPP Texas Public Schools on March 9 announced Guadalupe Diaz as the next regional superintendent for KIPP Texas-San Antonio.

KIPP Texas-San Antonio has seven tuition-free schools educating more than 3,700 students in the San Antonio region and is part of the KIPP Texas network of more than 59 pre-K-12 schools with 34,000 students across Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio.

A news release said Diaz will join KIPP Texas with 20+ years in education encompassing community relationships, staff development, student achievement and school leadership.

KIPP Public Schools officials said Diaz started her educational career as a bilingual teacher educating students on the west side of San Antonio. After teaching, she became a campus instructional coordinator and coached and managed pre-K through eighth grade teachers.

Diaz then became an assistant principal, coached teachers and managed all school operations before being promoted to principal of IDEA Carver Academy.

In three years, she and her team were able to move the entire body of kindergarten through fifth grade readers from 26% to 77% reading on and above grade level.

The release said Diaz also led the region's lowest-performing school to become top-rated, receiving an "A" rated state distinction and the campus of the year. She then accepted the position of vice president of schools.

“We are ecstatic to have Guadalupe Diaz join the KIPP Texas team and family,” KIPP Texas Public Schools CEO Sehba Ali said in a statement. “After an extensive national search for the next leader to take KIPP Texas San Antonio forward, we know that is the perfect fit to take KIPP Texas-San Antonio to become 'A' rated.”

KIPP Texas officials said in August 2023 they will open two new schools—KIPP Somos Primary and KIPP Somos Collegiate.