BCISD Board of Trustees Name Dr. Aaron Peña as the Lone Finalist for Superintendent of Schools

A Texas public school educator with 25 years of experience, Dr. Peña is the current Assistant Superintendent for Administrative Services in Midway ISD.
Dr. Peña has led the development of comprehensive curriculum programs and professional learning initiatives both as a principal and as the assistant superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction in Midway ISD. Currently serving as assistant superintendent for administrative services, he oversees district operations, safety and security, athletics, fine arts, and other key areas. Dr. Peña's expertise spans across all levels of education, from leading schools to enhancing district-wide operations.

“The Board of Trustees is delighted to welcome Dr. Peña to the BCISD family,” said Foster.

Dr. Peña earned his bachelor’s in education from Baylor University and a master’s and doctorate of education from The University of Houston Clear Lake and The University of Texas at Austin. He also holds a Texas Superintendent Certification.

"I am honored to join a community and school district that deeply values spirit, pride, and honor. As we embark on this journey together, I look forward to leading and collaborating with our amazing staff to further develop a passion for learning, celebrate the remarkable achievements of our students and staff, and uphold unwavering integrity in all aspects of our educational endeavors. I am thrilled to contribute to Burnet CISD's tradition of excellence, and am eager to collaborate with the Burnet community to continue elevating our district to even greater heights!" said Dr. Peña

The process to select the next superintendent of schools began in December and included input from students, teachers, staff, parents, and community members about the desired characteristics of a new superintendent. Input was gathered through an online community survey and in-person focus groups. Superintendent Keith McBurnett will continue to lead BCISD through the 21-day waiting period required by Texas law that begins when a superintendent is announced as the lone finalist. The BCISD Board of Trustees is expected to vote on the final selection of Dr. Peña as Superintendent at its March 25th board meeting.