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NISD's mission is to provide all NISD students who are eligible to ride the bus a safe, efficient, nurturing environment that supports the educational and extra-curricular objectives of the district.
Northside ISD continues to enforce its “No Shots, No School” policy. Texas law requires all public school children have current immunizations in order to attend class.
School Mascot: Black Knights
School Colors: Black and Gold
Mission Statement: The mission of Bernal Middle School is to provide a safe, student-centered learning experience with an emphasis on building positive relationships of mutual respect. Bernal Middle School strives to engage and inspire all students to become a community of strong leaders and life-long learners.
My first teaching assignment was in Southeast Texas teaching English and journalism for four years to high school students. After the move to San Antonio, I taught English for four years at Pease Middle School and seven years at Stevenson Middle School. My 19 years as an administrator have all been in Northside with 13 of those years at Stevenson and one at Rudder Middle School. These experiences have prepared me to educate, motivate, and validate students for an ever-changing world.
I look forward to working with you as we develop and establish the beliefs and traditions that will define Dr. Joe J. Bernal Middle School.
The Vice-Principal also serves as the Campus Behavior Coordinator.I am very passionate about education. I attended Briar Cliff College in Sioux City, Iowa for my undergraduate studies with a focus in History, Spanish and Secondary Education. As an undergrad, I also spent time as a foreign exchange student in Valencia, Spain. From there, I joined the Army and attended the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California to study Arabic language and culture. I was also fortunate to attend the University of Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates to further refine my language ability and knowledge about the Middle East and North Africa. My next big educational adventure was in Educational Leadership right here in San Antonio at Trinity University which has led me into a career as a school administrator.