Principal Joseph Pillar

Phone: (409) 766-5715


Degrees and Certifications:

The Pennsylvania State University - Bachelor degree in Secondary Education Mathematics University of Houston Victoria - Masters of Education in Administration and Supervision

Principal Joseph Pillar

 Joseph Pillar is a proud alumnus of Penn State (Bachelor degree) and University of Houston-Victoria (Master degree). Originally from Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, he has lived in Texas since 1999. He is married to Angela and has two daughters. The elder has graduated from Ball High. Mr. Pillar has been the Principal here at Ball High since August of 2011. His career in education began in 1997 as a high school mathematics teacher. After ten years of teaching, Mr. Pillar traded in his teaching hat to enter the realm of administration. Here in GISD, Mr. Pillar has served as the Dean of Instruction at Ball High, the Director of Instruction and Staff Development K-12, and is currently the Principal of Ball High School. Mr. Pillar’s favorite quote is from Horace Mann, “Education then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of men, the balance-wheel of the social machinery.”