Jones Magnet School - STEM


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The Associate Principal also serves as the Campus Behavior Coordinator. They can be reached by email at or by phone at 210-397-2115.

Dave Johnston - Director
Dave Johnston

Dave Johnston taught middle school mathematics in South Texas for five years before moving to Northside, where he taught at Luna Middle School for 12 years. Mr. Johnston worked for several years in Northside's Curriculum and Instruction department as an Instructional Support Teacher, working with teachers across Northside's 21 middle schools. He initially provided academic technology curriculum support and later worked alongside math teachers who provide special education services. He is now proud to serve as Director of Jones STEM Magnet Middle School.

Mr. Johnston holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Texas A&M, and a Masters of Education in Administration from Lamar University.

He and his wife are caretakers for two nieces and a nephew who are products of Northside schools.

Mr. Arzola
Eric Arzola
Associate Principal

Mr. Arzola was born and raised in San Antonio and is a proud NISD product (Powell, Ross, Holmes). Prior to entering the realm of education, Mr. Arzola had both military and corporate experience. He served his country proudly in the U.S. Army, which included a year-long deployment to Iraq.  After his enlistment, Mr. Arzola began a career at USAA while he completed his bachelor's degree.

Mr. Arzola began his teaching career in 2014 at Stinson Middle School as a History teacher. In 2019, he became the Social Studies Department Coordinator at Folks Middle School. In 2020, he moved into campus administration as an Assistant Principal here at Anson Jones. In 2022, Mr. Arzola was honored to be promoted to the role of Associate Principal. 

Mr. Arzola's core beliefs are simple: Every student deserves a safe learning environment where they can grow both academically and socially; and every teacher deserves an environment where they are valued and respected. When asked what he likes most about his job, Mr. Arzola replied, "I love this community. The amount of pride that our families have in our school is amazing. Our community is made up of hardworking families that want their children to have the best educational experience possible and they trust in us to deliver that experience."


The Associate Principal also serves as the Campus Behavior Coordinator. They can be reached by email at or by phone at 210-397-2115.

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