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. This is my 14th year in education and 11th year in Northside. 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.
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.

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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Assistant Principal Susan Schottler in front of Black Knight
Susan Schottler
Assistant Principal

My name is Susan Schottler and I am excited to serve as the Assistant Principal of Dr. Joe J. Bernal Middle School. I earned my Bachelor's degree in English Language Arts and Reading from St. Mary's University and my Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Massachusetts. I most recently received my Principal Certification through Lamar University. This is my 21st year in education and I have been in Northside for the last six years. Half of my career was spent in the classroom and the other half I have held leadership positions serving as an Instructional Coach and Academic Dean. My most recent position was Administrative Intern at Rudder Middle School. I look forward to contributing to an environment focused on learning, maximizing the potential of all students, and building deep and meaningful relationships with the Knight family and community!

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