Jasso Returns as Principal for CHS
Mike Jasso (pronounced "Haas So"), former Assistant Principal for Coppell High School, returns to the Coppell Independent School District where he will assume the role of principal at CHS.
Having earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Texas Tech University in 1991, Mike majored in Physical Education (6-12) and received an additional certification in Secondary English (6-12). Mr. Jasso's classroom experiences span seven years at the middle and high school level in the Dallas ISD. In 1996, Mike earned his Master of Education degree in Educational Administration from the University of North Texas and worked as a teacher and head boys track coach at Skyline High School prior to coming to Coppell in 2000.
By 2005, Mike was ready for a campus administrator role and accepted his first principal position at a middle school in the Birdville Independent School District. Four years ago, he was promoted to that same position at Haltom High School where he has remained in ever since. About coming back to Coppell ISD, Mike said, "My previous time in Coppell was among the highlights of my professional career. I was excited about the opportunity to return and I am looking forward to working closely with the staff to make CHS an even greater place for kids! Coppell High School is a premier high school and I believe CHS is uniquely poised to build on its statewide reputation of educational excellence, expand opportunities for student involvement, and take our outstanding high school to the next level.”
Mr. Jasso says he wants CHS students to feel connected and take pride and ownership of their school. A big fan of social media, Mr. Jasso uses Facebook regularly and maintains an active blog account. “I will be in the classrooms working with our teachers to ensure they have the resources and training they need to help our students become actively involved in their own learning. Students need to be engaged in their learning and I believe it is our collective job to help them discover the interest(s)/passion(s) that motivate them to seek and grow their knowledge base.
Attending student activities/events is also a priority of mine because I believe that supporting our students is essential in building good student relations. I also plan to work closely with our Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO) to build on the positive relations already established. I have learned from all of my educational experiences and will continue to model the importance of life-long learning in my new role as principal of Coppell High School. I am thrilled to be a part of the CHS faculty and community of learners and feel like I've come full circle in returning to Coppell High School,” said Jasso.
Although free time is often in short supply, Mike uses it to pursue hobbies including reading (esp. spy novels), jogging (for health maintenance and stress relief), and traveling (to experience new cultures and traditions). Mike's wife Susan, is a teacher in Birdville ISD, and they have one son, Ethan. Mr. Jasso will officially assume his new duties in the Coppell ISD on July 1.