Juan SandovalCohort 7
Mentor: Justin Fuentes
Dr. Juan M. Sandoval has served over 20 years as an educator in the Coastal Bend area serving the academic needs of his students. He began his professional career at Lamar Elementary serving two years as a physical education teacher in the Kingsville Independent School District. After two years of coaching at the elementary level, an opportunity to coach at Memorial Middle School within the district was presented to him where he coached 8th grade football and 7th grade basketball.
In July 2000 and only after three years in the field, Dr. Sandoval was selected to be the new assistant principal and coach at Luehrs Jr. High School in Bishop, Texas. The next two years, he led the Lady Badgers Varsity Softball program to its 4th and 5th consecutive district titles and the area playoffs. After three years, he was promoted to Bishop High School to serve as the assistant principal followed by one year as the assistant principal at H.M. King High School in Kingsville ISD.