About our Superintendent
Dr. Jorge L. Arredondo started his new position October 1, 2019 and is looking forward to continuing the legacy of excellence at PSJA ISD.
A former educator, principal and administrator of the year, Dr. Arredondo began his public education career as an English teacher at Milby High School in Houston ISD, the largest public school system in the state. He was soon tapped as principal for McReynolds Middle School, which faced closure for failing to meet the state’s “Acceptable” accountability rating. The McReynolds team worked over a 3-year period to exceed the status quo and reach the “Recognized” accountability rating.
After six years at McReynolds Middle School, Dr. Arredondo was promoted to lead Austin High School during the state’s transition to a new accountability system. Austin High School earned the “Met Standard” rating in its first two years while garnering academic Distinctions.
Dr. Arredondo then moved to a district-wide role as Assistant Superintendent for Family and Community Engagement. Under his leadership, family engagement programs expanded to provide significantly more services and community-integrated resources for early literacy, childhood education, and many others that help create more opportunities for students’ success. He was promoted to Area Superintendent, overseeing 43 schools with a population of 31,000 students in the city’s Northwest region dedicated to providing comprehensive wraparound services for students’ varying social and emotional needs and college-ready instruction and supports for all students.
During his first 100-days as PSJA ISD's Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Arredondo has been building relationships by visiting with students, parents and staff during listening tours throughout the district. As PSJA continues to celebrate its Centennial Celebration, under his leadership, the district has embarked on gathering feedback from all stakeholders to update its Mission and Vision that will help the district continue to excel in years to come. This work will also lead the district's new Strategic plan focused on taking PSJA ISD to the next level.
A graduate of Texas public schools, Dr. Arredondo received his Doctor of Education degree in Professional Leadership from the University of Houston. Dr. Arredondo is married to Veronica, a bilingual educator and college readiness coach. They have two sons, Jorge Antonio and Leonardo, and a daughter, Vivian. Their two younger children currently attend PSJA ISD Schools.