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Jose Torres

Jose Torres

High School Level Principal

Hello!  I’m Mr. Torres, and I have been the proud principal at the IWA High School level for the past 15 years. Before becoming principal I taught social studies here for 4 years. I have a BS degree in social studies and health from A&M Corpus Christi and a MS in Administration from A&M Kingsville. I also acquired a Catholic School Leadership certificate from University of Dallas-Irving,Texas upon becoming principal at IWA. 

After earning my degrees, I began my career in education with CCISD as a teacher, coach and, later as administrator, and remained there for 30 years. I taught honor classes in high school while also coaching football and baseball. I was also chosen to be part of the 2 year TEKs writing team for the state of Texas for high school social studies. I was selected Teacher of the Month while teaching at Miller High School and while at Cullen Middle School.

Love of travel  Throughout my years of teaching I developed a love for cycling. I joined a cycling club and trained for a summer 2 week cycling tour of Europe. The following summer I trained for a 3 week European backpacking tour. Afterwards, I sponsored 4 teacher led European student tours while teaching at Miller High School. I have traveled extensively throughout the United States with family and friends.

Love of Sports  My favorite teams to watch are the Spurs, Astros and Dallas Cowboys. My favorite individual sports are cycling, hunting and golf. I love to watch our Angels compete and take every possible opportunity to attend their events & support our teams.

Love of faith  I have always been a practicing Catholic, and throughout my adult life I have grown stronger in my faith, along with my wife of 40 years. I was a Youth Group sponsor in my parish for approximately 9 years and for the past 8 years I have served as Extraordinary Minister. “Angels for Life” is one of my favorite student led clubs at IWA, whose main goal is to preserve the dignity of life. I frequently attend Advocacy & Right to Life rallies locally and at the state level. My favorite verse: “I Can Do Everything Through Christ Who Strengthens Me!”

Love of IWA  When I retired from the public school system I applied to different schools. After several interviews and many prayers, I chose Incarnate Word Academy to start my new journey. I am so grateful to God for providing me with a job where I have the freedom to demonstrate and share my faith with others. Here, I have found a peaceful, controlled environment, where students are able to learn and teachers are able to teach without any major distractions, and where faith is the foundation for a college preparatory education.

Welcome to the ANGEL FAMILY!

Love of Sports: Supporting the Astros at Minute Maid Stadium

Love of Sports: Supporting the Astros at Minute Maid Stadium

Love of Sports: Supporting the Cowboys at AT&T Stadium

 Love of Life: Saving Lives

Love of Sports: Playing at the Quarry Golf Course in San Antonio, Texas

Love of Sports: Bonding with my son while playing golf.

Love of Life: March for Life in Austin, Texas

Love of Life: Angels for Life club attending mass before the March for Life in Austin, Texas

Love of Life: Advocacy Day in Austin, Texas

Love of Sports: Whitewing Hunting in Rivera, Texas

Love of Sports: Mural Bike Ride in San Antonio, Texas