Mr. James Michael Espitia

Phone: 1-903-262-1504


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 16 years.  I have progressed from Instructional Aide -> Teacher -> Dean of Students -> (Vice Principal).  I really enjoy education and helping others. 

For the 2020 - 2021, I am in my fifth year as an Assistant Principal, and I will be serving the James H. Hogg Community.  I look forward to being a servant leader and to promise to do my best in all aspects of the educational realm.   You can e-mail me at, if you need to get a hold of me.   I believe that together (Staff, Students, and Parents) we can help your child be successful.  I firmly believe that every child can be successful.  A message 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 the Hogg Community.  Have a great school year.