My name is Jose L. Araux and I emigrated to the United States from Sinaloa, Mexico.
I have two children: Marie and Joseph. Marie graduated from UCLA and is an Assistant Principal at Patriot High School, in Jurupa Valley, CA. Joseph graduated from UC Davis with a double major: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and is working as a Field Engineer manager at a company providing services for PG&E.
I have the privilege and honor to serve as Principal of Rubidoux High School. I have over 24 years of experience in the field of education.
I started my teaching career at Wells Middle School in the Alvord Unified School District as a Math teacher. I left Wells to teach Mathematics and AVID at Jurupa Valley High School from 2001-2004. I served as an Assistant Principal at Pinacate Middle School and Assistant Principal at Valley View High School before being appointed Principal of Wells Middle School. I came back to Jurupa Unified and for two years I had the privilege to serve as Principal at Mission Middle School.
I received my Bachelor’s degree as a Math teacher from Escuela Normal Superior de Sinaloa in Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico and I earned a Law degree from the Universidad Autonoma de Sinaloa. I graduated from California State University San Bernardino with two master’s, one in Education and another one in Educational Administration. On March 18, 2013, I successfully defended my dissertation “Student Speech—The First Amendment and Qualified Immunity under 42 U.S.C. §1983: Implications for School Administrators” and on May 31st, 2013, I received the degree of Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership from University of La Verne.
I’m proud of the dedication and commitment of all our teachers and our staff at Rubidoux! I am very proud of my students and the parents of my students in our community. I am confident the programs we have in our district combined with our Commitment to Excellence will continue to significantly improve our Priority # 1: Student Achievement.
As an educator, I truly enjoy making a difference in the lives of my students. In my first week as a Wells Middle School Principal, a student said to me: “Mr. Araux, my sister was your student when you were a Math teacher. She graduated from Cal State Fullerton and she will be a Math teacher like you. She decided to be a teacher because of you”.
I like helping my students overcome any obstacles they face during their educational process. I enjoy helping my teachers and staff, as well as assisting them with the help and resources they need to do their job.
Not one day in my more than 24 years as an educator has ever felt like a workday. I’m doing what I like to do, what I truly enjoy!
I am an educator! And I am very proud of it!