John Bordano

Four years after graduating from Texas A&M University, Johnny Bordano returned to his high school alma mater as a science teacher. When he retired from the District 30 years later, he had been vice principal at Holmes High School, assistant superintendent in SWISD, principal of Sul Ross Middle School, and principal of Marshall High School. In addition, he was named Principal-of-the-Year by the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals. Bordano’s trustworthiness, evident since he was a high school athlete and service club leader, produced a number of “firsts” for NISD: the first high school PREP Days, the first middle school block schedule, the first girls’ softball field, and the first (and biggest) business partnership: a million-dollar scholarship and mentoring program that continues today at Sul Ross with The Capital Group. In partnership with his four children and seven grandchildren, Bordano now operates construction and landscaping businesses in South Texas.

Pillar of...: 
trustworthiness
School: 
John Marshall High School
Year: 
2004
Class of ...: 
1964