United Independent School District Superintendent Roberto Santos will be retiring in 2021 after serving UISD for years.
Santos was named superintendent in 2005. With almost 50 years of educational experience, he says its time to retire.
“I think its time for the board obviously to begin looking for a new leader to lead this district. There’s a lot of good things UISD has to offer for the next superintendent and it will start off with the board of trustees, extremely supportive for the things we do for our students.”
During his time at UISD, Santos served many positions including director of human resources, administrative assistant to the superintendent, among others.
Some of his accomplishments include a bond that was approved in November 2013, which called for the construction of several campuses, renovations and security upgrades, the district’s academic achievements and extracurricular activities.
With three years left,  Santos says he will miss UISD.
“Well I think I’m going to miss the most is the employees of the district. Obviously, at the end of the day, it’s our students. We have seen students that are our teachers and administrators and you see a lot of professions. I think the success of the students is what I will miss the most.”
Recently, the UISD board of trustees extended Santos’ contract for one year, which will end in 2021.