Meet the Teacher
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts in English and Reading (Secondary, 6-12) Masters in Educational Administration (Principal, K-12) English as a Second Language (K-12)
Mr. Jorge Aguilar
Hola! My name is Mr. Jorge Aguilar, and I am so excited to begin the new school year at Judson Early College Academy. This will be my 13th year at JECA, and I am ready to mentor and lead the Class of 2027 through their year of graduation. The Class of 2027 is the 4th group of students I am entrusted with, and I am excited. However, before I proceed, let me tell you all a little about myself.
I come from a very humble family of four, which includes my Father Joel, my mother Minerva and my sister Miriam, who is also an educator working as an associate principal in San Antonio ISD. My parents were both raised in Tamaulipas, Mexico. However, because my sister and I were both born in the United States, in 1987 our parents decided to move to the United States in order to have us continue our education in Laredo, Texas. I am proud to say, I am the son of two immigrants. My father worked hard as a truck driver, while my mother was a housewife. My parents taught me and my sister some very powerful values, which include: Responsibility, Dedication, Hard Work, Loyalty and Trust. My hobbies include working out, reading comic books and playing video games when I relax.
2023-2024 marks my 31st year in education. I received my Bachelor of Arts in English and Reading from Texas A&M International University in Laredo, Texas in the Spring of 1999. That fall I started teaching at Christen Middle School, where I remained for 5 years. I had previously been a substitute and a teacher aide for four years, and Ms. Veronica Martinez, the principal at the time, asked me to return to Christen to start my teaching career. I was so happy and grateful for this invitation.
In the fall of 2004, I started to work at Martin High School in order to get the high school teaching experience, and in the fall of 2005 I earned my masters degree in educational administration. In the fall of 2006, I became an assistant principal at Lamar Middle School, where I worked for two years under the leadership of Ms. Virginia Salinas, a retired principal, who inspires me to this day.
In the fall of 2008 I was invited to be an assistant principal at Alamo Heights Junior School, here in San Antonio, Texas. It was an amazing three years of my life, and I learned a lot, but my heart yearned to return to the classroom. In the Spring of 2011 Ms. Yvonne Anglada invited me to join the Judson Early College Academy Family, and I have been here ever since. It is an amazing place to work and inspire students.
My goal for the Class of 2027 is for every student to achieve their post-high school dreams and aspirations by getting the required skills and resources needed to succeed in the future. I am looking forward to a great year!