Sierra Blanca Independent School District has announced Jody Kotys as the lone finalist for the district superintendent position.
“Iâ€™m thrilled to be chosen the next superintendent of Sierra Blanca ISD,â€ Kotys said. “I look forward to showcasing this small, but dynamic, school district as we refine our programs and develop even more success with our students. I plan to be a positive influence on the students, teachers, and the community. Together with the board of trustees, we will be entering a new era of excellence.â€
Kotys has been in education for more than 30 years, as a teacher at the middle school and high school level in Texas, Ohio, Montana and Venezuela. She has also served as assistant principal and fine arts magnet program coordinator in the Socorro Independent School District in El Paso.
Currently, Kotys serves as executive board secretary for the Child Crisis Center of El Paso and director of marketing for Zinoâ€™s Greek and Mediterranean Cuisine.
Kotys received a bachelor in English from Kent State University, a masters in Computer
Applications from Nova Southeastern University and a master in Educational Administration
from Sul Ross University.
Kotys is a 2013 Worldwide Whoâ€™s Who Recipient as a Top Female Executive, winner of the 2012 Texas Association of Secondary School Principals Region 19 HS Assistant Principal of the Year, and named 2011/2012/2013 Elite American Educator â€“ one out of five from Texas and only 35 in the US.
Kotys will officially start her duties as superintendent on March 6.