Principal - Luis Valdez
I am happy to welcome you to the 2019-2020 school year! My name is Luis Valdez, and I am extremely honored to join the staff of Charles Baxter Jr High as the new principal.
As I begin my first school year as Principal of Charles Baxter Jr. High School, I am energized and deeply committed to making a positive difference in the lives of all our students and will work hard to continue the legacy of success established at Charles Baxter Jr. High School.
The 2019-2020 school year will mark my 31st year in education. Throughout my career, I have had the opportunity to lead campuses ranging from Prekindergarten to 12th grade. Most recently, I have been principal at a Pk-8th charter school and have served as principal in other school districts (United ISD-Laredo Tx, Plano ISD and Dallas ISD). I am excited to bring my experience, my openness to learn, and my child-centered approach to support our students and celebrate their successes.
I strongly believe that the students are at the center of all school-related decisions and every child can succeed. I am looking forward to working collaboratively with our teachers and staff in fostering a school culture that is built on personal character and social justice. Beyond the rigors of their academic program, it is also my aim to instill within each student the essential principles of pride, respect, and responsibility so that they will become productive and contributing members of our increasingly global and technological society.
My goal is to ensure all of our students thrive in a safe, nurturing learning environment that will challenge them academically by setting high academic expectations for all children, setting high standards for teacher performance, addressing school culture and engaging the community.
I am committed to always explore new ways to meet the needs of all our students and to effectively communicate with parents, students and community members.
I encourage your active support and participation as we seek to provide a positive learning and nurturing environment for all of our students. We recognize that in order to be successful in school, our children need support from both the home and school. We know a strong partnership with you will make a great difference in your child’s education.
This year promises to be amazing as we continue “Soaring to Success.” Go Bulldogs!