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 James.Espitia@tylerisd.org, 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.