By ERNESTO CISNEROS
He’s hired! The Questa Independent School District has hired Mr. John Maldonado as the new superintendent to lead the district for the upcoming school year. Maldonado comes to Questa from the Mora Independent School District, where he was the principal at Mora Elementary. Maldonado started his new position the week of June 14.
The district had been in search of a new superintendent after former superintendent Carla Archuleta retired at the end of 2020. Maria Cintas, QISD K-12 Principal, filled the vacant position as interim superintendent until Maldonado was hired.
In a statement, Questa Independent School District Board President Jose Lovato thanked Archuleta for her work throughout the district while being optimistic about the new superintendent.
“I would like to thank and wish Mrs. Carla Archuleta all the best in her retirement. I would like to thank Mrs. Maria Cintas for stepping in as our Interim Superintendent to help transition and close out the school year. I am very excited to welcome to our school district and community the new superintendent, Mr. John Maldonado. We look forward to the next chapter in our district.” Lovato said.
Lovato also thanked district staff and parents for being cooperative during these tough times. “I want to also thank our awesome staff for getting our kids through the weird and rough school year. They did such a fantastic job. Last, but not least I would like to thank all the parents, grandparents, and family members who helped the students with the virtual learning platform. All in all, it was a combined effort and we got it done. Thank you all for such a great job and sticking with it. Together we can all accomplish bigger and better things. Enjoy the summer and we look forward to seeing you all at the start of the school year.” Lovato said.
Readers can look forward to a more in-depth profile on Mr. Maldonado in our August back-to-school issue!