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Assistant Principal

Welcome to another year of learning at Fox Run Elementary!


I started my educational career in 1989 teaching at George West High School and after realizing I loved teaching, I went back to school to get my Master of Education in Elemenatary at Southwest Texas State Univeristy. Then I moved back to San Antonio to begin my elementary teaching career in NISD for eleven years. With a desire to work in the GREAT North East Independent School District, I went to teach at Driscoll Middle School and earn my Masters of Education in School Administration from Trinity University. I did my administrative internship there and soon became an Assistant Principal at Stone Oak Elementary. I left the district to be the Head of School at a private school for five years and returned to the GREAT NEISD as a fourth grade teacher and then Assistant Principal at Fox Run Elementary.

I am married to my lovely wife, Barbra, who is also a teacher in the GREAT NEISD. We have two beautiful daughters with two dogs and two cats at home. My family, volleyball, playinig tennis and educating children are my passions. GO SPURS well.


I am a Southwest Texas Bobcat alumni & FAN and a Trinity Tiger alumni. I love seeing students learn and succeed. They are our future and our hope. What an honor it is to help them along their educational journey everyday!


John Purcell