History Memorabilia Honoring Dr. Joe Bernal


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School Mascot: Black Knights

School Colors: Black and Gold

Mission Statement:
Bernal Middle School will foster positive relationships while providing a safe and engaging learning experience.

Principal Jose Mendez in front of black knight
Jose Mendez - Principal
My name is Jose Mendez and I am the proud principal of Dr. Joe J. Bernal Middle School. I graduated from the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, with a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies. I have a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from St.Mary's University. Prior to being named principal of Bernal, I served as the Academic Dean of Bernal MS for six and a half years. I was fortunate to be a part of the original administrative group that opened Bernal Middle School in 2014. I look forward to serving the Bernal Middle School community for years to come. We are Black Knights and Black Knights are We!
Associate Principal David La Boy in front of Black Knight
David La Boy - Associate Principal

The Associate Principal also serves as the Campus Behavior Coordinator. They can be reached by email at david.laboy@nisd.net or by phone at (210) 398-1916.

My name is David La Boy and I am excited to serve as the Associate Principal of Dr. Joe J. Bernal Middle School. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Family & Consumer Sciences from Texas State University-San Marcos (Eat ‘em Up Cats!) and my Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Texas A&M- San Antonio. As a product of Northside, I am very passionate about serving the students and community of the very district in which I was raised. I previously served as the culinary arts teacher at Stevens High School, Career & Technical Education department coordinator and culinary arts teacher at Harlan High School, Administrator Intern at Pease Middle School, and most recently Assistant Principal here at Bernal. I am looking forward to building strong community relations and continuing to guide our students down the path to success in and out of the classroom.

Academic Dean Carrie Moix in front of Black Knight
Carrie Moix
Academic Dean

My name is Carrie Moix. I am the Academic Dean of Dr. Joe J. Bernal Middle School.  I graduated from Culver-Stockton College, in Canton, Missouri, with a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education.  I have a master's degree in Educational Administration, from Williams Woods University, in Fulton, Missouri. This is my 25th year in education and my 15th year in Northside.  Prior to being named the Academic Dean of Bernal Middle School, I taught and coached at Wallace B. Jefferson Middle School and John Folks Middle School.  In addition, I also worked in the Northside Curriculum and Instruction department, where I was the Middle School Social Studies Specialist. I look forward to building strong student and community relations that allow our students to grow both in and out of the classroom. 

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