Jim Vaszauskas, superintendent of schools in Mansfield Independent School District, announced his plan to retire next February on June 20.
Vaszauskas, better known as “Dr. V.” joined the MISD in May of 2009 as the associate superintendent of curriculum and instruction and served in that position for three and one-half years. On February 5, 2013, the Board named him Interim Superintendent and then promoted him to Superintendent of Schools on July 23, 2013.
Vaszauskas earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from Baylor University, his Master of Arts from Texas Wesleyan University and his Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Stephen F. Austin State University. He holds lifetime State Board of Educator Certification in English, health and physical education, is certified by the State of Texas as a principal and as a superintendent.
In addition to his duties as superintendent, he has been active in the Mansfield community. He serves as president of the Mansfield Sunrise Rotary Club and also serves as a member of the Mansfield Chamber of Commerce Board, the MISD Education Foundation Board and is president elect of the Methodist Mansfield Medical Center Advisory
“Together, we have implemented systems and processes that have our students achieving at the highest levels of the Texas Education Agency’s accountability systems,” he said in a letter to the MISD.
Mansfield ISD has 46 schools serving more than 35,200 students – one pre-kindergarten academy, 23 elementary schools (grades K-4), six intermediate schools (grades 5-6), six middle schools (grades 7-8), one STEM academy, five traditional high schools, one high school for upperclassmen, one career and technology academy, one alternative education center and one early college high school.