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Vanguard Academy Charter School Board of Directors Names Dr. Marisol Rocha as Lone Finalist for Superintendent of Schools


The Vanguard Academy Charter School (Vanguard Academy) Board of Directors is proud to announce Dr. Marisol Rocha as the lone finalist for the position of Superintendent of Schools. Dr. Rocha has devoted over 20 years of service to public education. She has dedicated her career to school improvement and the development of whole child education. 


On the approval of Dr. Rocha as lone finalist, Board President Dr. Luzelma Canales stated, “We are excited to have Dr. Marisol Rocha as our lone finalist for the Superintendent of Schools position. The responsibility for identifying our next Superintendent of Schools was one that was taken very seriously by our Board of Directors. We believe that under her leadership she will continue the legacy of excellence for our Vanguard community. Dr. Rocha’s extensive experience working with campus and district teams to build capacity for continuous growth and improvement was a contributing factor to the decision. Furthermore, her dedication, commitment, and leadership to the success of all children and their families was also a key factor in the board’s decision.”


“I am honored and thrilled beyond measure for the opportunity to lead Vanguard Academy. I look forward to embracing the traditions and culture with the staff, families, and community as we work together to build upon the established excellence that is Vanguard,” expressed Dr. Rocha when asked about being named lone finalist. 


Dr. Rocha currently serves as the Deputy Superintendent for Edcouch-Elsa ISD. She has previously served as Director of State and Federal Programs and School Improvement in Bastrop ISD. She also served as a campus administrator in Del Valle ISD, Austin ISD, and Waco ISD. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from Texas A&M University, a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Tarleton State University. Dr. Rocha earned her Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Education through the Cooperative Superintendency Program at the University of Texas at Austin. 


The Board of Directors will finalize Dr. Rocha’s appointment after the state-mandated 21-day waiting period, with an expected start date of July 1, 2024. The Vanguard Academy family looks forward to welcoming Dr. Rocha and working together to continue reaching for continued educational excellence.