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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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Blanca Hemann - Principal
I am a home-grown San Antonian and I love my city! I am supported in my work by a fabulous family. I have been married to an amazing husband for 26 years. We are blessed with two fabulous children.
I became a teacher because I was motivated to empower others. I have learned there are lessons in every circumstance. One of the greatest gifts a teacher could give a child is to tell them how valued they are. I strive for a positive attitude and a servant heart.

I believe…
• in building positive relationships with staff, students, and families.
• in establishing clear campus goals and expectations.
• all students can learn. It’s our job to understand how they learn best.
• all students have the right to be honored and respected.
• all students have goodness in their hearts and love praise.
• we are a community of learners.
• mistakes are opportunities for growth.
• service and participation lead good schools.
• gratitude unlocks trust and acceptance.

I have proudly devoted 26 years to public education. I spent the first fifteen years teaching and the last thirteen as an administrator. This is the sixth year I have had the honor of being the Principal of Bob Beard Elementary.

In 1989, I graduated from Texas A & M University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Curriculum & Instruction. In 2001, I received a Master’s in Educational Leadership from the University of Texas at San Antonio
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Jeremy Day - Associate Principal

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

I joined Beard Elementary School in 2016, following thirteen years of service within the Northside Independent School District. My career began at Allen Elementary and continued through several NISD schools as a math specialist. Prior to joining the Beard family I was an Administrative Intern at Pease Middle School.

I grew up in Iowa and received my undergraduate degree from the University of Northern Iowa in Elementary Education with a specialization in math. I earned my master’s degree in Educational Leadership from UTSA in 2013.

I love our collaborative school environment that is key to creating successful teachers and students. I believe partnerships with parents and community partners are essential to enriching the experience at Beard Elementary.

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