Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors in Criminal Justice from UTSA Masters in Special Education from Texas A and M San Antonio
Mr. James Sanchez
Welcome to the Apple Unit at Veterans Memorial High School. I will be you/your childs teacher, my name is James Sanchez. I am entering my 6th year of teaching, all of which have been with Special Education. I have previously taught both elementary and middle school. I came into education in somewhat of an unorthadox route. My bachelors degree is in Criminal Justice and I worked law enforcement, with the Bexar County Juvenile Probation Department, for 3 years. During this time I learned that the best way to reach children is through education, and hopefully prevent them from being in the system. This motivated me to go back to school and pursue a career in education. I earned my teaching certification and a Masters in Special Education from Texas A and M San Antonio. I am also a parent to two young children, so I understand the struggles that may be taking place with the virtual learning format. If any assistance is needed don't hesitate to reach out. I am looking forward to a great and productive 2020-21 school year!