• My name is John Merrill and I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself and share my excitement about my appointment as the new Principal of Montgomery Elementary. Over the past year, I have proudly served this outstanding community as Assistant Principal and it is my absolute privilege to have the opportunity to serve you as Principal. 


    I am a native of Sacramento, California; however, San Antonio has been my home for the past 10 years.  I received my Bachelors of Arts in Government from Sacramento State in 2005 and my Masters in Education from Trinity University in 2013. In 2013, I was provided with the incredible opportunity to serve in the Roosevelt cluster as the Assistant Principal of Windcrest Elementary (2013-2017).  Last year, I found my true home at Montgomery as your Assistant Principal. 


    My wife Melinda and I are proud parents to 4 amazing boys Jase (8), Jaxon (6), Jameson (2), and Jaeden (1).  We have truly been blessed with a wonderful family.  Also, we as a family are devoted fans of the Cleveland Browns.  Yes, those Cleveland Browns.  I just keep telling my boys… as long as they get better each game it doesn’t matter if they win a game (I wonder how long they will buy that!)


    I look forward to continuing this journey with each of you this year. There are amazing things happening at Montgomery and I am honored, excited, and humbled to have been selected as Principal.  There is truly no place that I would rather be than right here at Montgomery Elementary. If I can be of any assistance, please do not hesitate to call or email me.