Degrees and Certifications:
Master Degree - Educational Leadership Master Degree - Special Education Bachelor Degree - History Associates Degree - History Certifications: Principal Superintendent Special Education Social Science English as a Second Language
Mr. James Michael Espitia
Good day! I was born in Bakersfield, CA. Shortly after graduating high school in 1998, I joined the United States Marine Corps. Best decision of my life. I was stationed the majority of time at the School of Infantry, Camp Pendleton, CA. After the Marine Corps, I attended Bakersfield College and graduated with my Associates Degree in History. I transferred to California State University of Bakersfield and graduated with a Bachelors Degree in History. At Point Loma Nazarene Univesity, I earned three teaching credentials and two Masters Degrees. I have been in education the last 14 years. I have progressed from Instructional Aide to Teacher and finally Dean of Students (Vice Principal) the last two school years. I really enjoy education and helping others.
For the 2018 - 2019, I will be the Assistant Principal at Robert E. Lee High School for the students with the last names ranging from G thru L. I look forward to helping the students here and providing our students the resources needed to be successful. I will located in H104 with Mr. Joshua Currie (assistant principal) and Alison Terry (administrative assistant). My phone number will be (903)262-2644. You can e-mail me at James.Espitia@tylerisd.org. I believe that together (Staff, Students, and Parents) we can provide your child with a plan for positive student achievement, and I firmly believe that every child can be successful. For my students, bring your hard work ethics, good attitude, ready to learn, and willingness to not give up when the learning gets tough. Ask for help! I look forward to serving yall. Have a great school year.