Ericka Julie Carranza - Principal

Ms. Ericka Julie Carranza
Phone: (956) 580-5333 
Dear B. L. Gray Parents & Scholars,

I am honored and humbled to be the principal of this nationally recognized high-performing school, as this year will be my first year to serve the community in this capacity.  I have 16 years of experience in education and 10 of those years have been here in Sharyland ISD.  My roles have included being a teacher, reading interventionist, counselor and administrator.  For the last 4 years, I have served as an assistant principal of BL Gray Junior High, and I consider myself truly blessed to be part of such a remarkable group of teachers and staff members that truly care about the success of our scholars.  

My goal is to continue the legacy of success established by BL Gray by continuing to build strong relationships with teachers, staff, parents, students and community partners. Our central focus will be understanding and fostering a "growth mindset" in which student success is based on learning, persistence, and hard work.  This year is going to be an amazing one as we continue to provide rigorous and relevant academic experiences for our scholars that engage them to take ownership of their own learning.  
Junior high is the perfect time for students to join a wide variety of clubs and extracurricular activities, which instill life-long skills and school pride.  Please check out our homepage for more information on athletics, theatre, band, chess, dance, and U.I.L, (just to name a few) and be part of a winning tradition.    

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.

Keep in Touch!

Ms. Julie Carranza
B. L. Gray Junior High School
956-580-5333 Ext.1710
2016 TEA – Met all 4 Indexes and all 7 Distinctions!!
2016  Inaugural Texas Honor Roll School with special STEM designation for “higher performance” in Math & Science
2015 NCUST “National Excellence in Urban Education GOLD Award Winner”