Leading with a Passion
Dr. Jose Espinoza has 16 years of experience ranging from teacher to counselor, assistant principal, principal and district administrator. In his most recent role as School Improvement Officer in Houston ISD, he has supervised and counseled principals to meet district goals and focus on student academic growth. He has assisted principals to lead their schools to excel academically, comply with federal and state regulations, develop instructional staff, execute comprehensive strategic plans that meet the needs of students and he has planned, developed and implemented successful, research-based instructional programs.
As an urban middle school principal in Houston ISD, he led his school to a TEA Exemplary rating after earning Recognized status for three years in a row. Throughout his educational career, he has built strong relationships by communicating and collaborating with key stakeholders in the various school district communities he has served.
Dr. Espinoza earned a doctorate of educational leadership from Sam Houston State University, and a master’s in counseling and guidance as well as a bachelor’s degree in social work from the University of Texas – Pan American.