Tag Archives: J.A. Gonzalez

McAllen ISD Receives ITT State Health Award 

McAllen ISD School Board Vice-President Tony Forina, McAllen ISD Superintendent Dr. J.A. Gonzalez and It's Time Texas CEO Amy McGeady. (photo McAllen ISD)

McAllen ISD is receiving recognition for its attention to fitness and health with the recent awarding of a state award from It’s Time Texas Community Challenge.   For the second straight year, the district finished first in the Medium School District category across the state in the annual health challenge.      McAllen ISD earned nearly 2.4 million points. In addition, the City of McAllen was also recognized after it took first in…

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All Five McAllen ISD High Schools Nationally Recognized 

McAllen ISD students (photo McAllen ISD)

U.S. News & World Report has recognized all five McAllen ISD high schools among its rankings of the “2022 Best Public High Schools.” This is the eighth straight year McAllen ISD has had its high schools recognized by either U.S. News & World Report or The Washington Post. The McAllen ISD schools are Achieve Early College High School, McAllen Memorial High School, James “Nikki” Rowe High, McAllen High School and Lamar Academy. Achieve Early…

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UTRGV Establishes Local Collegiate High Schools

UTRGV and McAllen ISD announced their partnership to create a UTRGV High School in the McAllen district. (photo David Pike, UTRGV)

Two Rio Grande Valley school districts have recently signed Memorandums of Understanding with UTRGV in support of the development and implementation of Collegiate High Schools. The McAllen Independent School District and the Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District made the commitment to provide their students additional opportunities to pursue college credit during high school. “The leaders at the McAllen and Edinburg school districts know how important it is for students to…

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McAllen Educator Named Teacher of Year

Jennifer Han, a product of McAllen ISD and a current fourth-grade teacher at Seguin Elementary, is the 2022 Texas Elementary Teacher of the Year. She is the third teacher in McAllen ISD history to win this prestigious award, the most in the Valley. On Oct. 22, Han was surprised with the news by many of her fellow teachers plus officials representing the city, county and state. Students from the James…

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McAllen Holiday Parade Returns in December

(photo USAF Honor Guard)

McAllen city officials recently announced the return of the McAllen Holiday Parade for Dec. 4. Stepping off the parade at 6 p.m. at McAllen Veterans Memorial Stadium is the U.S. Air Force Parade Element Honor Guard and Drill Team. “A lead step-off sets the tone of the parade and creates excitement for the rest of the floats and bands as they march down the parade route,ˮ said McAllen Mayor Javier Villalobos. …

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McAllen Superintendent Nominated for National Award

McAllen ISD Superintendent Dr. J.A. Gonzalez

McAllen ISD Superintendent J.A. Gonzalez has been selected by TASA as Texas’ nominee for the School Superintendents Association’s 2021 National Superintendent of the Year. Gonzalez has served as superintendent of McAllen ISD for the past four years. His service to the district also includes other administrator positions for a total of 23 years. Prior to becoming superintendent, he held the position of associate superintendent for Instructional Leadership. He has also served…

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