Mr. James Michael Espitia

Phone: 1-903-262-2625


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 15 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 2019 - 202020, I am in my second year as an Assistant Principal at Robert E. Lee High School for the students with the last names ranging from F thru L.  I deeply love working here at Robert E. Lee.  The student and staff members here are a wonderful group of people to work with, and it is a priviledge to work and serve our community here at Tyler Lee.   I look forward to helping the students here and providing our students the resources needed to be successful.  I am located in H104 with Mr.  Nathan Nordin (assistant principal) and Kim Bammes (administrative assistant). My phone number will be (903)262-2644. You can e-mail me at  I believe that together (Staff, Students, and Parents) we can help your child be successful.  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.