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Mr. Lazo
Javier Lazo - Principal
Hello to our Cougar Families.

I am so proud to be the Principal of Anson Jones Middle School!

I am a native of San Antonio and grew up in the West and South Side. After graduating from Thomas Jefferson High School, I attended Palo Alto College for a year and then headed to West Texas. I earned a Bachelor's Degree in English from Texas Tech University. I returned to San Antonio and worked in various areas of education. While working, I earned a Master's Degree in Education from University of the Incarnate Word and a Master's Degree in Education Educational Leadership and Policy Studies.

After teaching as an adjunct professor for several years, I began teaching for NISD in 2007 as a Special Education teacher then an English Teacher at Zachry Middle School. Over the years, I worked at several NISD schools in a variety of capacities. I have worked as an English Department Coordinator, Student Success Advisor, Admin Intern, Assistant Principal, and Vice/Associate Principal.

I enjoy building/ fixing things, fishing and spending time with my family. I have a supportive wife, and 2 amazing children (1 daughter and 1 son).

I believe it takes a village to ensure our students are educated and become a productive part of society. Like you, I have high expectations for our students and myself, and I know, together, we can achieve all of our goals. I have an open door policy, so please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. I am looking forward to making Jones MS a place where our students and our community can feel welcome and ready to learn and grow.
Mr. Arzola
Eric Arzola - Associate Principal

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

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."

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