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Col (Ret.) Steve Marshall

Col. Marshall

Dear San Antonio Academy Families,

I would like to introduce myself. Many of you know me by my association with SAA through my son (SAA 2013 Graduate) and my work at the school in athletics and the military program.  I am now full time at SAA in the role as Director of the Military Program & Student Life.

In addition to my military history, I have also served as Assistant Professor of Military Science at Prairie View A&M University and as a visiting Instructor to the Department of Defense Medical Readiness Training Institute.

I come from a family of educators. I have three sisters who are teachers. I spent my elementary school years in a small East Texas town where my dad was a State Championship football coach and later a high school principal. Later we moved to Austin where I completed high school and dad became the director of the UIL.

I attended college at Texas A&M – Commerce on an Athletic Training Scholarship, and after graduation came back to Austin to work as an Athletic Trainer for the Austin ISD.  Then I joined the Army National Guard to fill my summers with “fun”.  During this time I met my wife, the former Miss Glory Barnes.

Glory is an Orthodontist with her office in Alamo Heights. We have been married for 35 years and have one child, J.B., who is in his second year at the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY (Go Army! Beat Navy!) Our precious boy, now a man, got his start at SAA. It was his experience at San Antonio Academy that led him to seek an appointment at West Point. Our experience at SAA as a family, and for me as a member of its staff, has been fulfilling and dear to our hearts. There are times when I stand at the top of the stairs of the main office or sit on the bench by the gym and take it all in; the tradition, the energy, the love and care this school provides to these boys who will someday become men.

As such, I owe a debt to this school. It made my son what he is today. It has given him the tools and grit to match a rigorous educational curriculum, developed in him a love of competition, and given him a desire to be the best he can be. It has also given him a network of close friends (the Bond of Brothers is real!), and taught him right from wrong and the value of integrity and being trustworthy.

This is why, when the Head of School Clint DuBose offered me the job, I accepted. I see each of your sons and appreciate how precious they are to you.  I will do my best to help them be the best they can be.

My office will always be open to you, so please contact me if you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns.  I can be reached by email at smarshall@sa-academy.org and by cell/text at 210-885-8090.

Thank you,
Col(Ret.) Steve Marshall
Director of the Military Program & Student Life

 

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