My name is Dr. Cidonio Cantu Jr. I began my educational career in 1987 at St. Joseph Catholic School. In 1992, I was employed with the Alice Independent School District as a Business Information System teacher at Alice High School. I spent nine years teaching at Alice High School before accepting my first administrator position at Memorial Intermediate. Over the next four years, I served as the Assistant Principal at Memorial Intermediate School. In 2006, I served as an Assistant Principal with the Austin Independent School District at Oak Springs Elementary School, servicing students from the most extensive public housing program in Austin, Texas. I returned to the Alice Independent School District in 2018 as the Alice High School building principal. This year marks my thirty-six years as an educator and twenty years as a campus administrator.As an experienced educator, I have served and supported all grade levels of PK through 12th grade
My educational experience has allowed me to collaborate with a diverse group of individuals to meet the common goal of increasing student achievement and the social-emotional well-being of students and staff. My educational philosophy is focused on my firm belief that all students can learn, given a positive learning environment, a robust and competent leadership, a dedicated and focused educational team rooted in data-driven results, an encouraging community, and a supportive family. With the superintendent's leadership, Central Office leaders direct and support the Alice Independent School District to demonstrate the above competencies when servicing students and parents in our community.
I am a native of Alice and graduated from Alice High School in 1978. I received my Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Texas A&I University in Kingsville in 1984. I returned to Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi, where I received my Master's Degree in Occupational Training to satisfy the coursework in the area I taught at Alice High School in Career & Technology. In 2004, I graduated with a Master's in Educational Leadership. I accomplished my educational goal of attaining a Doctoral Degree in Educational Administration from Texas A&M University in 2004.
We will collaborate with students, parents, and staff to build relationships to help establish and maintain a safe environment that is conducive to academic success and will produce successful and productive members of the community.
The vision of William Adams Middle School is to address the academic, social-emotional, and physical needs of students in a safe environment, and to empower them to utilize the acquired skills necessary to make meaningful contributions in an ever-changing technological society.