Members of the Board of Trustees

District 1

David Salcido

First elected: 2023
Current term: 2023-2027

David Salcido, a former NISD employee and parent/grandparent, was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2023.

Salcido is a San Antonio native and graduated from Harlandale High School. He served in the U.S. Army from 1983-1986 as a Motor Transport Operator Specialist. In 2008, he graduated from the Bexar County Sheriff's Academy as a Detention officer.

Salcido is currently a retired disabled veteran and an advocate for finding a cure for blood cancers with the leukemia lymphoma society's Light the Night Walk.

District 2

Gerald B. Lopez

First elected: 2015
Current term: 2023-2027

Gerald B. Lopez was first elected to the Board of Trustees in 2015 and reelected in 2019. He currently serves as Vice President of the Board. Lopez has earned the designation of "Master Trustee" as a 2019 graduate of the Leadership TASB program. Lopez is the NISD delegate to the TASA/TASB Convention.
Lopez graduated from Holy Cross High School and Our Lady of the Lake University. He spent 10 years working as an Instructional Assistant at Northside Children’s Center (now Holmgreen Center). He served as Chief of Staff for City Councilman Ray Lopez (no relation) from 2009 until 2017. Lopez is a small business owner. 
Lopez is married to NISD’s Assistant Director of Fine Arts Elizabeth Sanchez-Lopez and together they have three children. Their two oldest graduated from Warren High School and they have one child currently attending Jordan Middle School.
Lopez served on the PTA nominating committee for Carlos Coon Elementary School. 
For the past 23 years, Lopez has been actively involved in Fiesta Noche del Rio, an annual summer show at the Arneson River Theater that celebrates San Antonio in music and dance. Proceeds benefit the Alamo Kiwanis and children’s charities. Lopez currently serves as Assistant Director of the show.

District 3

Dr. Karla Duran

5900 Evers Road
San Antonio, Texas 78238


First elected: 2023
Current term: 2023-2027

Favorite Quote:

“You cannot uneducate the person who has learned to read.  You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore.”-Cesar E. Chavez

Dr. Karla Duran has been an educator, professor and servant leader in San Antonio for over 25 years. She was raised in North Texas and moved to San Antonio to attend college.

She is a first-generation college graduate, bilingual educator, Latina with a Ph.D., and a National Diversity Council Certified Diversity Professional. Dr. Duran reflects on the intersectionality of being proud to be a Mexicana & Americana which combines the values that her “abuelitos” have taught her to guide her work. She will continue their legacy of empowering others and sharing her story in order to connect with others through mutually shared experiences. Juntos Podemos Mas! Together we can achieve more. 

Cita Favorita:

“No se puede deseducar a la persona que ha aprendido a leer. No se puede humillar a la persona que siente orgullo. No se puede oprimir a la gente que ya no tiene miedo.”-Cesar E. Chavez

La Dra. Karla Durán es educadora, profesora y líder servidora en San Antonio durante más de 25 años. Se crió en el norte de Texas y se mudó a San Antonio para asistir a la universidad.

Es la primera en asistir la universidad, educadora bilingüe, latina con un doctorado y profesional certificada en diversidad por el Consejo Nacional de Diversidad. La Dra. Durán reflexiona sobre la interseccionalidad de estar orgullosa de ser Mexicana y Americana quien combina los valores que le han enseñado sus “abuelos” quienes guían su trabajo. Ella continuará con su legado de empoderar a otros y compartir su historia para conectarse con otros a través de experiencias compartidas mutuamente. ¡Juntos Podemos Más!

District 4

Robert Blount, Jr.

13450 Sunnyview Trails
San Antonio, TX 78253

First elected: 1999
Current term: 2023-2027

Bobby Blount was elected to the Board of Trustees in 1999 and also serves as President of the Bexar County School Boards Coalition. He has achieved the status of “Master Trustee” as a graduate of the Leadership TASB program. He currently serves on the Academics and Technology committees. 

Blount is the founder and Director of both the Department of Energy Regional Science Bowls in San Antonio and the Texas Solar Race Car Event. His employer, The MITRE Corp., and NISD serve as hosts for both events. He serves as Treasurer of the Texas Caucus of Black School Board Members and as Chair of the Op Schnabel YMCA Board of Directors. Blount is also on the Board of the P16 Council of Greater Bexar County and is the Chair of the San Antonio Area Foundation African American Community Fund.

In 2016, Blount received the inaugural Public Relations Champion Del Oro Award from the San Antonio Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). In 2017, he was named one of Northside ISD’s Outstanding Mentors. 

Blount earned his law degree from George Mason University and holds a master's degree in systems management from St. Mary's University and a bachelor's degree in engineering science from the United States Air Force Academy. In 2016, he received the inaugural Public Relations Champion Del Oro Award from the San Antonio Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).

Blount and his wife, Sandra Sandoval, have two children, one a graduate of Communications Arts High School and Stanford University, and the other a graduate of Communications Arts High School. 

District 5

Corinne Saldana
Vice President

6302 Pemwoods
San Antonio, TX 78240


First elected: 2021
Current term: 2021-2025

Corinne Saldaña is serving her first term as a NISD trustee.

A native of San Antonio, she was the first member of her extended family to graduate from high school or college. Since she was in first grade, she knew she wanted to be a teacher and her goals never changed.

She is a graduate of Jefferson High School, and received her bachelor’s degree from Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos, and her master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Texas at San Antonio.   

She started her teaching career in 1970 as a math teacher at Edison High School in San Antonio ISD. She stayed there for four years before joining the staff at Holmes High School in 1974. She remained at Holmes High School for 34 years serving as a math teacher, department coordinator, assistant principal, academic dean, and ultimately campus principal until her retirement.

Saldaña was the first Hispanic principal to lead a NISD comprehensive high school and a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals. Additionally, she is a member of the Bexar County school boards coalition, a member of the Legislative Action Committee of TASB, and a member of the NISD building, academic, finance, technology, and policy committees.

She is married to Alfonso Saldaña, Jr. who taught and coached for 40 years in San Antonio’s inner-city schools. They have two children, Marc Christopher and Jennifer Corinne Moberly, both graduates of Marshall High School, and five grandchildren.

She and her husband are active members of University United Methodist Church. Aside from her passion for education, Saldaña enjoys sharing time with her grandchildren, attending athletic events, and gardening.

District 6

Carol Harle, Ph.D.

5900 Evers Road
San Antonio, Texas 78238


First elected: 2013
Current term: 2021-2025

Dr. Carol Harle, a long-time educator and community volunteer, was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2013. She was elected to the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) Board of Directors, representing TASB Region 20, Position B. She earned the status of Master Trustee as a 2018 graduate of Leadership TASB.

Harle graduated from Marshall High School and the University of Texas at Austin before becoming a teacher in both Northside ISD and North East ISD. She worked as an Academic Dean at Rayburn Middle School and as a Staff Development Specialist in the NISD Organizational and Staff Development Department. She also served as an Executive Director for the School Improvement Department in North East ISD, as Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction in San Antonio ISD, and as Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction in Harlandale ISD. Harle received her Ph.D. in Curriculum Studies from the University of Texas at Austin.

Dr. Harle currently serves as an educational leadership coach for CAST Schools Network ( She teaches at UTSA in the College of Education and served on the SA2020 Commission on Education.

Harle served as PTA president at Leon Springs Elementary School, Stinson Middle School. and O'Connor High School.

She and her husband Judge Sid Harle have two children, Kimberly and Paul, who both graduated from O'Connor High School and the University of Texas at Austin and four grandchildren. Nicolas & Genevieve Solis attend NISD elementary school and are in the dual language program. Quinn and Archie are in an early childhood school in Austin, Texas.

District 7

Karen Freeman

First elected: 2005
Current term: 2021-2025

Karen Freeman, a long-time NISD community volunteer, was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2005 and was re-elected for her fifth term in May 2021. She currently serves as the Northside ISD Board President. Freeman is a member of the Academics, Building, Finance, Technology, and Policy and Intergovernmental Relations committees. Freeman is serving her 12th year on the Board of Directors of the Texas Association of School Boards and is a member of the Bexar County School Boards Coalition.  Freeman has earned the status of “Master Trustee” as a 2009 graduate of the Leadership TASB (LTASB) program and is a member of the LTASB alumni association.

Prior to board service, Freeman served on School Advisory Teams, the first NISD School Boundary Advisory Committee, NISD Strategic Plan committees, three NISD Bond committees (1998, 2001, and 2004) and the NISD Citizens' Bond Advisory Committee. Additionally, Freeman has held numerous PTA and Booster Organization positions in NISD schools and is an Honorary Life Member of the Texas PTA. She received a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017 from the Helotes Area Chamber.

Freeman earned a bachelor of science degree in clinical laboratory medical technology at the University of Central Florida in Orlando and  is married to Dr. Ted Freeman, and together they have four children, all who began kindergarten at Scobee Elementary School, all graduates of O'Connor High School, and all have earned college degrees. Freeman attributes her children’s successes in part to opportunities they had in NISD and teachers they have had throughout their academic careers. She enjoys spending time with her four grandchildren who all live in Austin.

The Freemans are members of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Helotes.