Round Rock ISD superintendent Jesus Chavez says he will retire in December. Chavez has been superintendent of the Round Rock school district since February 2006.
By the time he retires, Chavez will have spent almost eight years on the job. That's three years longer than the average tenure of a superintendent in towns with more than 100,000 people, according to a study from the National School Boards Association.
Chavez started his career in education as a third grade teacher in Brownsville in 1979. He joined RRISD in 1985 as an administrator, but left in 1995 to become superintendent of Harlingen school district. Chavez served as the head of the Corpus Christi school district from 2001 until he returned to Round Rock in 2006.
The Round Rock school board will start the process of choosing a successor in the coming weeks.