Return to Headlines

Sedillo Returns to Hays CISD as Chief of HR

picture of Marivel Sedillo Hays Consolidated Independent School District (Hays CISD) Superintendent Dr. Eric Wright is pleased to announce the selection of Marivel Sedillo as the new chief human resources officer (CHRO) for the district. The Hays CISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved hiring Sedillo at its meeting on April 22, 2019. She previously worked for Hays CISD for sixteen years, as a teacher, in her first role as a principal, and as the director of human resources.  

“I am thrilled to welcome Marivel home,” said Superintendent Wright. “She brings to the district a broad base of experience at all levels of a school district. She understands what it takes to find and hire the right people to ensure our students continue to have an educational experience that is second-to-none. Her passion for students and staff members is amazing and her leadership is impeccable.”

Sedillo was most recently serving as an area executive director in Pflugerville ISD, responsible for providing support for principals, including instructional leadership, school culture, data analysis, and community and family engagement. Prior to that, she worked in Manor ISD in an executive leadership capacity overseeing human resources and federal programs. From 2007 to 2014, she served as the first principal of Hays CISD’s Camino Real Elementary School, which earned recognized status and three gold performance acknowledgements. In 2006, she was the director of secondary staffing for Round Rock ISD. From 2001 to 2006, she served as Hays CISD’s director of human resources. Prior to that she was an assistant principal, educational diagnostician, and a bilingual kindergarten and first grade teacher in Hays CISD. She began her career in education in 1994 as a bilingual special education teacher in Austin ISD.   

“Leaders in the education field often focus on managing expectations. As a leader, I see my role to inspire others to go beyond expectations,” said Sedillo. “I am honored to be back in Hays CISD where I have spent the majority of my career and I am excited to continue to contribute to the ongoing success of this district. We have an amazing team of teachers and staff and I am grateful to be in a position to help support them in the critical work we do for our students.”

Sedillo holds two bachelor’s degrees from Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University). She has a master’s degree in special education from Texas State University and is planning to return to the University of Texas at Austin to complete her doctoral degree in educational leadership.