Kimberley Cantu is in her 30th year of service in public school education with 24 years of service to Mansfield ISD. She began her career as a teacher and coach at Llano High School in 1992. The following year, she accepted a teaching and coaching position at Mansfield High School where she spent five years in the classroom before becoming an assistant principal and then the academic associate principal of Mansfield High School.
Cantu was officially named the superintendent of Mansfield ISD on December 17, 2019 becoming the second female superintendent in the district's history.
Cantu is passionate about preparing students to be college, career and life ready through her work with Vision 2030 and the national Redefining Ready cohort. Furthermore, her work on preparing all students to be socially and emotionally astute and cared for, both in and outside of school, not only supports her belief of having students be “life ready” but shows her desire to put the best interests of our students and families first.