Javier Arriola-Lopez emigrated from Mexico at the age of 16. Learning English was an arduous accomplishment, but not an impossible task for him. As a young adult, he always aspired to become a teacher. His dream came true when he started teaching bilingual students at Rachel Carson School in 1997.
While working as a teacher, Javier dreamed of leading his own school one day. When his principal retired in 2007, the Local School Council selected him as the new principal. Being a principal is quite challenging, but extremely rewarding.
In August 2015, Javier was selected to become an Independent School Principal. Such distinction was possible because of the hard work of his school staff, parents and students. They believe that every child can accomplish her or his full potential when they teach and care for the whole child. Currently, he is completing my Doctorate in Education in Reading and Language at National-Louis University.