John Jay Administration

Sumpter, Jay - Principal                                                        

Portrait of Principal Jay Sumpter

Mr. Sumpter completed his Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology and Teaching Certificate in Biology and General Science at Indiana University and entered the teaching profession in 1992. His Master of Education Degree was earned from Lamar University. Mr. Sumpter joined the Science and Engineering Academy faculty in 1997, the first year of the magnet school’s existence. During his tenure at John Jay and the Science and Engineering Academy Mr. Sumpter taught five different science courses including the development of three new course offerings. He also organized and expanded the campus science and engineering fair, instituted a peer advisory program, led the Robotics Club and the John Jay Christian Fellowship, and instituted the Science and Engineering Parent Support Group. Mr. Sumpter assumed the role of Assistant Director for the Science and Engineering Academy in the fall of 2006 and was named Principal in 2010.

Guller, Vicki - Vice-Principal




Abney, Krystal - Academic Dean                                                                                     




 Pruneda, Pete - Asst Principal

  Portrait of Assistant Principal Pete Pruneda

I am proud to be a part of the John Jay Mustang family and am also a proud graduate of John Jay High School (c/o 1994).  

I attended St. Mary's University and received a bachelors degree in Biology...Go Rattlers! I earned my Masters Degree in Educational Administration from Lamar University in 2011.

I am responsible for student attendance and am here to ensure students and parents abide by the Texas Attendance Compulsory Laws.

 I also ensure students are aware of their attendance status and provide guidance and support to help prevent them from losing credits and remain on track for graduation.




Mendoza, Daniel - Asst Principal                                                                                                                             

   Portrait of Principal Daniel Mendoza       



Baiza, Bobby - Asst Principal                                                                                  

   Portrait of Assistant Principal Bobby Baiza         

  Greeting to everyone.  It is with great pride that I serve the John Jay High School community.  I am assigned to the in-coming Freshmen Class of 2020.  Please contact me, if I can help you.                                                                                                                                                


Reynolds, Michele- Assistant Principal


My name is Michele Reynolds. I am the Assistant Principal in charge of overseeing the Freshman Center here at Jay. John Jay holds a very special place in my heart; I graduated from John Jay in 1989. It is also where I began my teaching career.  After graduation I received an Associates in the Arts from Odessa Junior College and later a Bachelors in Science Psychology from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. Upon returning to Texas I received my teaching certificate through Region 20 and UTSA. Living with the Northside motto of “life long learning” I went back to school to receive my Masters in Education Administration from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona. Currently I hold teaching certificates in Special Education, Health, PE and Administration.

On a personal note I am the mother of two boys Joshua and Moses, My oldest son Joshua is a 2013 Jay graduate. My youngest Moses graduated in 2016 and is currently playing football and continuing his education at Texas A&M University. When my boys don’t have games I enjoy supporting my students by attending Jay events. My blood bleeds BLUE!!! Go Jay Go!

Ritch, Cherie- Intern Principal