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Israel Macias-Reyes -  Email Principal

Israel Macias is the proud principal of Teenage Parent and Project MORE Alternative High School in TUSD and has been a long-time fan and supporter of providing alternatives to students who’ve not experienced success, for whatever reason, in traditional high school settings.

Mr. Macias has 29 years of public-school experience, all in alternative school settings. He became a teacher in 1994 and a principal in 2003 in Oakland CA and helped create a school for students that were expelled from the district. That passion in helping marginalized students continued when he moved to Tucson AZ in 2007 as he wanted to return into the classroom and taught at the Life Skills Suspension program in TUSD for middle school students. He later became a Senior Program Coordinator and back to being a principal in TUSD in 2015.

Mr. Macias holds a M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from California State University, East Bay. He also holds a B.A. degree in Sociology with a minor in History from Whittier College, California.

Mr. Macias is married, has two children, and a four-legged child named “Lucy”. He loves, cooking with his family, camping, U of A basketball, fixing things, and would love one day to learn how to weld and teach salsa dancing.