Superintendent's Cabinet



 Sandra Dowdy

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Sandra Dowdy

Chief Academic Officer

Sandra Allen Dowdy graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Curriculum and Instruction, and from Stephen F. Austin University with a Master of Education.

She joined Hays CISD in spring of 2018 as the Chief Academic Officer. Sandra has served 43 years in public education in various positions including: teacher, assistant principal, director of elementary education, executive director of curriculum and instruction, assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction, superintendent, and college adjunct professor. 

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 Max Cleaver

Phone: (512) 268-2141 ext. 46062

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Max Cleaver

Chief Operations Officer

Max Cleaver graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. After serving in the United States Army as an engineer platoon leader, he received his Master of Science in Environmental Studies from Baylor University.

Max has 23 years of public school operations experience in five Texas public school districts. He has held various operations positions, including: environmental specialist in Copperas Cove ISD, executive director of facilities services for Killeen ISD, executive director of facilities and operations for Temple ISD, and the chief operations officer for Fort Bend ISD. Max began working as the chief operations officer for Hays CISD in February 2018. 

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 Marivel Sedillo

Phone: 512-268-8975 ext. 46007

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Marivel Sedillo

Chief Human Resources Officer

Marivel Sedillo is a passionate leader with 25 years of vast educational experiences, more than half of which have been with Hays CISD as various times in her career.  Her success as an instructional and transformational leader speaks to her ability to inspire, cultivate relationships, and lead with unwavering courage and vision. She has a deep appreciation of human relations, and for teaching and learning. She attributes her success to focusing on and monitoring the needs of teachers, students, and staff members; curriculum and instruction; implementing sustainable systems of support; fostering relationships; nurturing a culture of risk-taking; and challenging the status quo to transform educator effectiveness.  Marivel earned her bachelor’s and master’s degree from Texas State University and is committed to completing her doctorate in Educational Leadership.

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 Randall Rau

Phone: (512) 268-2141 ext 46060

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Randall Rau

Chief Financial Officer

Rau brings to Hays CISD nearly 30 years’ worth of finance, budget, business management, purchasing, payroll, inventory, risk management, accounting, and auditing experience. He has most recently been serving as the chief financial officer for Wimberley ISD, a neighboring district to Hays CISD, and has been in that position since 2009. He also served as Wimberley ISD’s business manager from 2001 to 2007. Additional school district experience includes work at Madisonville CISD and Austin ISD. He also worked as director of accounting at the State Bar of Texas and has been a staff accountant for two private auditing firms.

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 Dianne Borreson

Phone: (512) 268-2141 ext. 46082

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Dianne Borreson

Chief Technology Officer

Ms. Dianne Borreson has served Hays CISD for more than 30 years as an elementary teacher, the district’s first campus technologist and now as chief technology officer.

In 2001, Ms. Borreson assumed the leadership role in the technology department. Her primary responsibilities include: local area network infrastructure, wide-area fiber network connectivity, wireless infrastructure, software support, workstation support/helpdesk, telecommunications, security/surveillance, Management Information Systems (MIS), Student Information Systems (SIS) and strategic and long-range technology planning.

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 Tim Savoy

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Tim Savoy

Chief Communication Officer

Effective communication is the engine that drives progress and success. In my career, I have practiced and studied communication from a number of vantages – as a television reporter, a spokesperson for two fast-growth school districts, and as the communication director for a state agency. I pride myself on exceeding what is expected and I am committed to winning the trust and enthusiasm of all partners and constituencies.

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