Dr. Antonio Verduzco has served the Dallas ISD community for 20 years. He began his career as a Bilingual educator teaching at Margaret B. Henderson Elementary in 2001. He began his career as a campus administrator as Assistant Principal at Fred F. Florence Middle School in 2006. He also served as AP at Kleberg Elementary after Florence MS. In August of 2009, he transitioned to the principalship of Julius Dorsey Elementary School and most recently was campus leader at B. H. Macon Elementary beginning in 2017.
Some of his accomplishments as campus administrator are implementing intentional data-driven instruction to help close student achievement gaps and working with his team to establish a higher commitment to provide students with an equitable education. While at his former campus, B. H. Macon, the school expanded first-ever opportunities for students such as an elementary AVID program, chess club, robotics club qualifying for nationals in its first year, and added extra-curricular and co-curricular activities for all PK-5th grade students.
Dr. Verduzco is a first-generation Mexican American who was raised in the 75211 community of Dallas, better known as Oak Cliff. He was raised by an immigrant grandmother and aunt.
Dallas ISD is home for him as a district graduate from Skyline High School, and now a proud parent of two Dallas ISD students. Dr. Verduzco pursued his Bachelor of Arts in History with a minor in Spanish from Texas A&M University in 1998, received a Masters in Bilingual Educations from Southern Methodist University in 2004, continued with a Masters in Educational Leadership from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2007, and recently obtained his Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Southern Methodist University.
He attributes his personal and professional growth to the district’s mission to provide students with an equitable education and strives to pay it forward by providing students opportunities for a better future by becoming college and career ready. “If the teachers who I had as a Dallas ISD student had not believed in me, I would not be where I am today,” said Verduzco. “That is why I remain committed to provide students an equitable education which will help them open the doors to success.”
During his free time, he spends quality time with his two boys and wife, making family-memories in activities such as his boys’ karate classes, eating out, movies, and learning about life together!
Dr. Antonio L. Verduzco - Principal
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