Principal Michael Wagner
Michael Wagner, previously the assistant principal at Jubilee-San Antonio, has been named principal for the new campus.
Mr. Wagner has 26 years of experience in the educational field. He earned his bachelor's degree from St. Mary’s University and his master's from Texas A&M University-Kingsville. He began his career as a special education teacher. In addition to his teaching duties, he coached Special Olympics, was recognized for his participation in youth camps and supervised community development events.
After completing his Mid-Management Administrator certification, Mr. Wagner assumed the role of an assistant principal and has served as an administrator for over 12 years at the elementary, middle and high school levels.
With the support of a strong team, Mr. Wagner takes personal responsibility to create opportunities that ensure ambitious results and is honored to be named the founding principal for Jubilee-Westwood. “As the instructional leader, ensuring all students receive the best quality education through active monitoring, research-based instruction and essential staff development, is a task that will be of the utmost importance,” he said. “I have a passion for the teaching profession and with a servant's heart, commit to a long-term tenure at Jubilee-Westwood.”
Elementary Principal Yesenia Frade
Yesenia Frade graduated top 10% of her senior class from McAllen Memorial High School. In 2007, she was inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma, an International Business Honor Society, and graduated from The University of Texas Pan-American in Edinburg, Texas with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.
Soon after graduation, she grew passionate about education which led her to become a 4th grade teacher with McAllen Independent School District. Within a couple of years, she continued her education and obtained a Master’s Degree of Education in Administration from Lamar University in 2011. After her seventh year in the instructional classroom, she desired to grow professionally and gain administrative experience. She became an instructional coach and student-centered inquiry-based lead teacher for two different International Baccalaureate campuses. After one year, she was given the opportunity to relocate to San Antonio, Texas and became an Assistant Principal of Instruction with IDEA Public Schools. She is the recipient of the Rotary International’s Paul Harris Fellowship which recognized her hard work and dedication to the San Antonio community.
In November 2018, she transitioned into the Assistant Principal role at Jubilee San Antonio and became part of the Jubilee family. Mrs. Frade has a total of 11 years of experience in education with 3 years of experience as an administrator. She has been named the Elementary Principal for Jubilee-Westwood.
She values the importance of creating a positive campus culture and building relationships with all students, staff members, and families. She is ecstatic to begin this new chapter and be part of a founding campus for Jubilee Academies.