The South San Antonio Independent School District has a new superintendent after an on-going saga of rotating leadership.
After a closed executive session lasting just over an hour the seven South San Board Members unanimously voted to install one of the district’s own as interim superintendent on Monday night. Mourette Hodge, the district’s manager for the Head Start Grant, will lead South San effective immediately. Board President Rose Marie Martinez says Hodge has been with the district for 31 years and has worked her way up from teacher, to principal, to administrator.
“She has a lot of knowledge and a lot of great visions for this district,” Martinez said. “In the Early Reading First grant, she not only got two, [but] three grants for South San ISD.”
No contract or length of term was drafted, but Martinez says the district will begin its search for a permanent replacement in the coming months. Hodge’s appointment makes her the fourth superintendent in three years including one other interim. Later this week, the district will replace two elementary school principals that were dismissed by the former superintendent Rebecca Robinson without reason.