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Austin ISD Board appoints Matias Segura as first homegrown superintendent

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January 25, 2024


The Austin ISD School Board of Trustees appointed Matias Segura as the district’s superintendent at its regular board voting meeting Thursday.

Segura's deep roots in the Austin ISD community, as both a former student and the son of a longtime teacher, make him uniquely qualified to understand and address the needs of the district.

He attended Kocurek Elementary, Covington Middle School and graduated from James Bowie High School. His mother was a former teacher serving more than four decades at Austin ISD.

The board officially extended and approved a contract for Segura during the meeting. 

Segura is currently completing a Superintendent Educator Preparatory Program, which along with other requirements would allow him to obtain a Superintendent Certification.


  • On Dec. 14 the board unanimously approved the selection of Segura as the lone finalist for the position of superintendent.
  • State law requires that the board allow at least 21 days after a finalist is approved to sign the employment contract for the position of superintendent.
  • Public Forums took place last week for the community to ask questions of the lone finalist.
  • Segura has worked for the district since 2018, serving as chief of operations and leading the implementation of the $1.05 billion 2017 bond.