The Senior Staff team is comprised of the Judson Independent School District's executive staff members. This group of administrators is responsible for assisting the Superintendent in addressing the School Board's goals and assisting the Superintendent in the management of Judson ISD. The Senior Staff members meet weekly to provide input to the Superintendent on all major operational, programmatic and fiscal issues that affect the District.
Jeanette Ball, Ph.D. Superintendent of Schools Bill Atkins Assistant Superintendent of Finance & Operations Triva Corrales Executive Director of Athletics Cecilia Davis Chief Innovation Officer Mary Duhart-Toppen, Ed.D. Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction Milton R. Fields III, Ed.D. Deputy Superintendent of Student Support Services Lacey Gosch Assistant Superintendent of Technology Joseph Guidry Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources Kristin Saunders, Ed.D Chief of Staff Nicole Taguinod, Ed.D. Chief Communications Officer Paula Johnson, Ph.D. Chief of Equity and Diversity
Assistant Superintendent of Finance & Operations
Bill Atkins comes to JISD from Floresville ISD where he has spent the last 4 years as Assistant Superintendent of Finance and Operations. Before Floresville, he served Southwest ISD for 20 years in different administrative positions, the last 10 in its Business and Finance Department. Mr. Atkins hails from Floresville where he graduated high school in 1985. He went on to receive his Bachelor’s degree in Applied Arts and Sciences and Master’s degree in Administration, both from The University of the Incarnate Word. Before working in education, Mr. Atkins served TXDOT as a Construction Project Manager.
Executive Director of Athletics
Triva Corrales has served public education since 1997 as a teacher, assistant coach, head coach, and campus athletic coordinator in Northside ISD, San Antonio ISD and Judson ISD. She has spent over 15 years of her career at Judson ISD not only building up the basketball programs but also fostering a sense of community, teamwork, and citizenship with her students both on and off the court. Her notable career accomplishments include leading the Judson Rockets Basketball Team to the playoffs in all 11 seasons with eight district championships, five consecutive regional championships, and five consecutive UIL State Tournament appearances, winning the Class 6A State Championship in 2019. Coach Corrales has received many regional and state recognitions for her coaching leadership, including being named as one of the UIL Top 100 Coaches. She also received the prestigious honor of USA Today Coach of the year for Texas. In May of 2021, Coach Corrales stepped away from coaching as she was named the Judson ISD Executive Director of Athletics.
Chief Innovation Officer
Cecilia Davis has dedicated over 20 years of service to public education as a teacher, mentor, and district administrator. She joined the Judson ISD family in 2017 as the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction. In that role, she provided leadership for various departments and led the development of a robust grass-roots curriculum and ensured the implementation of best practices through facilitation of quality professional learning. Through her work, she has constantly advocated for reinventing and revitalizing practices for growth and student success. Mrs. Davis' experience and passion will provide Judson ISD with the direction to ensure excellence in all that we do. Outside of work Mrs. Davis enjoys DIY projects, anything science and spending quality time with her family.
Mary Duhart-Toppen, Ed.D.
Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction
Dr. Mary Duhart-Toppen has held a variety of roles at Judson ISD serving as a teacher and department chair for Wagner HS, District Specialist in English, Academic Dean at Judson HS and Principal at Kirby Middle School & Wagner High School. She earned her Doctorate of Education (EdD) degree through Walden University. Dr. Duhart-Toppen has proven herself time and again as an accomplished and respected leader.
Milton R. Fields III, Ed.D.
Deputy Superintendent of Student Support Services
Dr. Milton "Rob" Fields III is a native of Live Oak, Texas and a Judson High School graduate. Dr. Fields retired from the United States Air Force in 2001 after 20 years of honorable service. He began his career in the Northside Independent School District in 2002 as a Business Teacher and Coach at Taft High School. In 2005, Dr. Fields was named Assistant Principal at the newly opened Stevens High School, and in 2007 he was named Principal of Karen Wagner High School in Judson Independent School District. In 2014, Dr. Fields was named Assistant Superintendent for Operations and in July of 2018 he became Deputy Superintendent for Administration and Operations. Dr. Fields received his Bachelor’s degree in Business from Wayland Baptist University and a dual Master’s degree in Human Resources and Management from Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri. In 2016, he received his Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Texas A & M at Kingsville.
Assistant Superintendent of Technology
Lacey Gosch comes to JISD as the Assistant Superintendent of Technology after serving the past seven years as the Chief Academic Officer for Navarro ISD. She has held a variety of roles in the corporate and education industries acting as the Senior Vice President of Nixon State Bank, Executive Director of Technology and Director of Instructional Technology for Southwest ISD. She began her career as a high school teacher, serving Judson High School from 2001- 2003. She earned her undergraduate and Master of Science degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Baylor University and a Master of Arts degree in Educational Administration from Lamar University. She is currently completing her Educational Doctorate in Learning and Organizational Change at Baylor University.
Joseph Guidry comes to Judson ISD as the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources after serving the past twenty years in Southwest ISD and Medina Valley ISD. He has served in public schools as a teacher, mentor, coach and administrator. His knowledge of educating children and working alongside other educators in the elementary, middle and high school levels gives him a well-rounded foundation to foster growth and ensure equitable opportunities for our staff. Mr. Guidry takes every challenge as an opportunity to learn. He is excited to embrace all of the strong Judson ISD traditions and embark on this new adventure with our District.
Chief of Staff
Dr. Kristin Saunders began her educational career in 1997 and has committed all 25 of those years to the students and families of Judson ISD. She has built relationships with this community as a teacher, Academic Dean, Assistant Principal and Principal doing everything she can to positively influence the trajectory of children's lives. Dr. Saunders is a servant leader who is committed to giving back to the District, which has shaped her as a leader. In this role, Dr. Saunders will support the District's leadership definition and work with campus administrators to heighten their abilities to lead and initiate positive change on their campuses. She will also lead the charge for the recognition and reward for quality teaching performance through the Teacher Incentive Allotment program.
Chief Communications Officer
Dr. Nicole Taguinod began her educational career in Judson ISD as a student teacher at Miller’s Point Elementary School in 2002. Most of her years in public education have been spent serving the community of Judson ISD as a teacher, campus administrator, and district specialist. She spent two years with San Antonio ISD as the Assistant Director of Testing before returning home to Judson to take on the role of Director of Accountability and Assessment in 2015. In 2020, she was named as the Chief Communications Officer where she leads efforts in providing information and inspiration to staff, students, families, and the broader community.
Chief of Equity and Diversity