Program Profiles
Abelardo Saavedra

Current Title
Superintendent
Current Organization
South San Antonio Independent School District

Pre-Program Information


Previous Title
Southeast area superintendent
Previous Organization
Houston Independent School District
Previous Organization Sector
School District

The Broad Academy 2002


A successful superintendent must possess the skills to facilitate the school board’s working toward a common district vision, focusing on its primary duty of setting policy, while allowing the superintendent and the administration to manage the district.

From his start as a classroom teacher, Abe Saavedra has worked to improve opportunities and outcomes for students in Texas. He was superintendent in Corpus Christi and Houston, where he was known nationally for leading a system that made impressive gains in student achievement and school improvement. Abe retired from Houston Independent School District in 2010, but the pull of education was too strong for him to stay away. He’s now back serving students as a superintendent, this time in South San Antonio Independent School District.

More about Abelardo Saavedra

Abelardo Saavedra – Going the distance, The Broad Center Blog, March 30, 2018

Over more than 40 years working in public education, Abelardo Saavedra has always focused on providing strong options for all students. Read more.

Current Title
Superintendent
Current Organization
South San Antonio Independent School District

Pre-Program Information


Previous Title
Southeast area superintendent
Previous Organization
Houston Independent School District
Previous Organization Sector
School District