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Dr. Carl A. Montoya, JISD

It’s hard to believe, we’re already in April with only

a few weeks left of this school year. I want to first

of all express my thanks to all the teachers and staff

who have so sincerely dedicated themselves to the

calling of teaching our kids. They have been stead-

fast in providing the most effective instruction possi-

ble so each child has the best chance to be success-

ful. Dedication and success are terms thrown around

a lot when we talk about education, but I truly be-

lieve they are connected in Judson ISD. Teacher ded-

ication and student success fit together like hand in

glove and I see it first-hand everyday as I visit our


While I am looking for our teachers and students to

finish this year strong, we have a lot to be proud of

here in Judson ISD already. Teresa Pena is a dedi-

cated teacher that has been selected as both our JISD

Distinguished Educator of the Year and the KENS 5

ExCEL Teacher of the Year for our district. She is a

Special Education teacher at our Judson Secondary

Alternative School with a true gift for teaching her

students their academics that’s built on a foundation

of working and respecting others in their everyday


Judson ISD’s DoDEA Technology Grant Program

was recently recognized as one of only 24 programs

worldwide for the prestigious Program Excellence

Award by the International Technology and Engi-

neering Educator Association. Deborah Rice is the

Project Grant Manager who has orchestrated it from

the start.

And then there are some of our talented students that

make up our Fine Arts Program. Paula Wilson

(flute), Scott Rogers (Choir) both from Judson,

Carlton Graves (Baritone Sax), Natalie Vela (Oboe)

and Otoniel Rodriguez (Choir) from Wagner all

made the Texas Music Educators Association All-

State Band, Choir or Orchestra. Their hard work has

made us proud.

As we look back at these JISD successes, we are also

looking ahead to the fast approaching 2016 Bond

election in May. The Judson ISD Board has called

for the $265 million bond to be broken down to 4

propositions that voters can decide separately. The

first is $135 million to modernize existing campuses

in areas of safety and security and technology. The

second proposition dedicates $72 million to build

two new elementary schools…one location on the

north end and the other on the south end . $51 mil-

lion makes up proposition three to finish off phase

two of Mackey High School on Evans Road with an

additional academic wing, a performing arts auditori-

um and bring athletic fields up to varsity play stand-

ards. The last proposition is $5 million to pay off

bond debt related to rebuilding the science wing at

Kirby Middle School damaged after a 2012 fire. We

have a lot of good things happening in Judson ISD

and as we look forward we ask that you consider the

2016 Bond, make your decision and vote.

JISD Job Fair

Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 8 am to 3 pm

Wagner High School, 3000 North Foster Rd.

San Antonio TX 78244

The Judson ISD Human Resources Department will be

hosting a job fair for teachers and custodial support

staff. We have a lot of great educators...many of

whom have been recognized not just by JISD, but also

as top teachers in the city and the nation. How about

joining our team!