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School Mascot: Buckaroos

School Colors: Maroon, Blue

Mission Statement:
The mission at Bob Beard Elementary is to provide diverse, motivating, challenging learning opportunities which encourage risk taking, the development of independent thinking and problem solving skills, and the realization of individual academic and social potential, to be accomplished through the support of caring educators in partnership with parents and community members and the teaching and demonstration of the character traits of responsibility, respect, citizenship, fairness, trustworthiness, and caring.

Our vision is to provide a safe, positive, and flexible environment, where students are empowered to learn, persevere, and become educated and productive world citizens.

Core Values: Kindness, Respect, Perseverance, Responsibility

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Joshua Kuhlmann - Principal
My name is Joshua Kuhlmann, and I am thrilled to introduce myself as the new principal of Beard Elementary. My journey to this role brings me back to a place I hold dear, having previously taught here, and seeing firsthand the exceptional nature of this school and the incredible students, staff, and community it comprises.

Drawing from 17 years of experience in education, I have gained valuable insights that have influenced my perspective on leadership and learning. My dedication to student achievement, overall growth, and academic excellence has been the driving force throughout my career.

Family, integrity, and impact are the pillars of my values, guiding my actions every day, and I am dedicated to embracing a 'Do Whatever Is Necessary' approach to fully support our students and ensure their success.

I am eager to collaborate with you in building a strong partnership to fulfill our mission and provide an outstanding educational journey for our students. Together, let's uphold Beard Elementary standards of excellence and work towards continuous improvement.

It is a great privilege for me to lead the Beard community as principal, and I am looking forward to meeting each of you soon.


Joshua R. Kuhlmann
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Bethany Reid - Associate Principal

The Associate Principal also serves as the Campus Behavior Coordinator. They can be reached by email at bethany.reid@nisd.net or by phone at (210)397-6615.

I began my teaching career in the Northside Independent School District at Allen Elementary and gained experience and friends at other campuses while teaching both 2nd and 4th grade. In 2019 I was fortunate to begin serving Beard as the math specialist and moved to the role of GT specialist in 2021.

Since obtaining my undergraduate degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Abilene Christian University and earning my master's in Educational Administration from Lamar University, I have aspired to be a servant leader. I am honored to be a part of our Buckaroo family where we transform the learning experience for students, and I am excited to have the pleasure of working with such a wonderful community.

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