Monte Alto ISD announces new superintendent

The Monte Alto Independent School District Board of Trustees named Rosalinda Cobarrubias the lone finalist for the superintendent position from a pool of over 30 applicants across the state.

The district will now enter a 21-day waiting period before approving her contract, which is in accordance with state law. The previous superintendent, Richard Rivera, recently took the helm as interim superintendent at the Edcouch-Elsa school district in early July.

“ Monte Alto ISD is excited to invite Dr. Cobarrubias to be part of our community. We are confident that she will lead Monte Alto ISD into its next chapter as a unifying force while serving our students and our community with vision and dignity,” board president Connie Villanueva said in a news release Tuesday. “We welcome Dr. Cobarrubias to Monte Alto ISD with open arms and are confident our community will be proud of this decision.”

The lone finalist has over 30 years of experience in education and earned a Bachelor of Science in education from the University of Texas-Pan American and her master’s and doctoral degree from the University of Texas at Brownsville, according to the news release. Both institutions have since combined to form the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

“ My fondest hope as a superintendent is that I can be a gatherer of talent, a source of inspiration, and a helper to others, as we strive to forge a path for a sustainable and viable future in a very successful school district,” Cobarrubias said in a news release.