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Superintendent

Message

Dr. Carl Montoya, JISD

It is such a pleasure to be working here in the

Judson Independent School District. I have been

busy doing one of my favorite things – visiting

different campuses to talk with students, teachers

and parents.

I want to get to know the people in this great

school district so I can help make it even better.

But since I’m the new kid on the block, let me

give you a quick rundown on who I am and how

I see us growing.

I have spent more than 36 years in education.

My formative years were in New Mexico, serv-

ing in districts in Albuquerque, Gallup and Las

Cruces. I moved to Texas in 1994, where I

served in several administrative positions in sev-

en years with the Dallas Independent School

District. I then served six years as Aransas Pass

Independent School District’s superintendent be-

fore I arrived to a new opportunity in Browns-

ville.

Beginning in 2007, I served as the district’s as-

sistant superintendent, directly supervising

schools to help enhance student performance and

campus leadership. In 2011, I became BISD’s

interim superintendent, and later that year was

selected permanently for the position.

First off, school safety is my top priority as su-

perintendent. As a Certified Master Peace Of-

ficer, I know students’ learning capacities are

unlimited in safe environments. I am also cur-

rently vice chairman of the Texas School Safety

Center’s board of directors, and will do all I can

to make JISD, and other districts in the San An-

tonio area and across the state, as safe as possi-

ble.

My mission at Judson ISD is to build on the aca-

demic success the district has achieved in recent

years. JISD has become a state leader in several

instructional areas, where results have even gar-

nered international attention and visits to our

classrooms.

I want to enhance JISD’s successful Three Sys-

tems Process and further align the curriculum to

meet the academic needs of all students – those

ranging from low-performing to high-

performing. My vision is to see all of them suc-

ceed in our classrooms before translating those

experiences into the real world. With the growth

of career exploration for our students, we will

work together to

expand their ca-

reer-related op-

tions.

A big part of that

success starts in

Science, Technol-

ogy, Engineering

and Math – or

STEM. At BISD,

I thought this was

so important that I initiated a magnet program

that focused on aerospace engineering. That fit

well with the arrival of SpaceX, a space

transport company, to the Rio Grande Valley. I

want to see JISD’s STEM program expand as

well.

My wife Debbie and I have been married for 30

years and love to spend time with our two grown

daughters when we can.

I’m excited to be a part of JISD and look for-

ward to working with parents, community,

teachers and staff to help our students become

more productive and competitive in this global

society of ours.

Dr. Montoya reading to Spring Meadows

students