Office of the Superintendent
What We Do
The Office of the Superintendent serves to provide leadership and direction to the district as a whole. Our Superintendent serves as an ex officio member of the School Board and acts as a liaison between it and the District Administration.
Dr. Carl Montoya
Superintendent of Schools
In a special meeting of the Judson ISD Board of Trustees March 3, 2015, Dr. Carl Montoya was formally hired as the new JISD Superintendent. Dr. Montoya has been the superintendent of Brownsville ISD for the last three years. Dr. Montoya’s 36 years of experience includes administrative positions in the Dallas ISD, Superintendent at Aransas Pass ISD, as well as at Brownsville ISD. He first served as BISD Area Assistant Superintendent in 2007, was tapped as Interim Superintendent of Schools in July 2011 and later named to the position permanently in December of 2011.
Dr. Montoya led BISD’s development of the Three Tier Model for academic success that is aligned to meet the needs of low performing to high performing students. His vision has also developed a culture of college readiness leading all 6 of BISD’s high schools to TEA Early College High School designations. He is also a big believer in STEM education, launching an innovative middle school initiative called the “Infinity Magnet Program.” That program is expanding into an aerospace engineering branch that fits well with the arrival in Brownsville of SpaceX, the first commercial space transport facility in the U.S. Dr. Montoya served on the committee that helped recruit the company.
As a valued educator and Certified Master Peace Officer, Dr. Montoya was appointed by Governor Rick Perry as Vice Chairman of the Texas School Safety Center Board assisting schools on safety and anti-violence issues. He is a member of the National Council of Urban School Districts, and is involved in Federal legislation affecting Texas school districts.
Dr. Montoya has been married to his wife Debbie for 30 years and they have two grown daughters. He is a Boy Scout volunteer and a Rotary International member. As BISD Superintendent, Dr. Montoya heads up a school district of 49,000 students and 7,500 employees.