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Geri Berger
Dr. Geri Berger - Principal
Geri Berger is the original principal of Brandeis High School. She has been with Brandeis since 2007, one year before the building actually opened for students. Previously, Dr. Berger was a magnet school principal at Business Careers High School, the Vice Principal and Assistant Principal at O’Connor High School. She began her 30-plus year teaching career in NISD as a secondary English teacher.

Dr. Berger attended St. Mary’s University for her Bachelor of Arts. She then attended The University of Texas at San Antonio for her Master of Arts and Doctor of Education.

Dr. Berger believes that school culture is paramount in cultivating a sea of orange that is Brandeis proud! Building relationships with students and connecting students to programs, clubs and organizations are essential in creating a successful Brandeis community.

During her free time, Dr. Berger enjoys traveling, kayaking, reading and spending time with her family.
Travis Weissler
Travis Weissler - Associate Principal

The Associate Principal also serves as the Campus Behavior Coordinator. They can be reached by email at or by phone at 210-397-8215.

Travis Weissler joined Brandeis High School in 2021 as their Associate Principal. Previously, Mr. Weissler was an academic dean, assistant principal, and teacher in Northside ISD and a teacher in Natalia ISD.

Mr. Weissler grew up in Corpus Christi and moved to San Antonio to attend the University of Texas at San Antonio where he majored in Political Science. Mr. Weissler earned his master’s degree in Educational Administration from Concordia University in 2012.

Mr. Weissler views a collaborative school environment as essential to the academic success of all students and he is extremely proud to serve the students of Brandeis High School.

During his free time, Mr. Weissler enjoys reading, cooking, traveling, and spending time with his family.

Elisa McCracken
Elisa McCracken
Academic Dean

Elisa McCracken has been an educator with Northside Independent School District since the fall of 2006. As she enters her15th year, her experience encompasses multiple roles as a classroom teacher at both  O'Connor High School and Brandeis High School, NISD Instructional Support Teacher for High School Science, and currently as the Academic Dean at Brandeis High School.  

Mrs. McCracken graduated from Texas A&M in the fall of 1994 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Genetics. She obtained her Masters in Educational Leadership in the Spring of 2016 from Lamar University.

Her passion for students and her love for her peers drives Mrs. McCracken to pursue excellence in education. She believes that the educational process is enhanced with connection and partnership with teachers, parents, and relationships with the students.  

Mrs. McCracken enjoys spending time with her family which includes five adult children she shares with her husband. She enjoys the outdoors to include running, cycling, camping, hiking, and snow skiing. She loves to travel and prefers the mountains to the beach but will settle anywhere where the sun is out.


Amanda Banda
Amanda Banda
Assistant Principal (Alpha A-D)

Mrs. Banda joined the Brandeis Administration team as an Assistant Principal  in January 2022. Mrs. Banda is a proud NISD graduate, having attended Cable Elementary, Anson Jones Middle School and graduated from John Jay High School. She went on to receive her Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Texas at Austin. Mrs. Banda taught Social Studies at John Jay and the Science and Engineering Academy and at John M Harlan High School and became the Social Studies Department Coordinator at both campuses. 


She received her Master of Education in Educational Administration from Lamar University in December of 2018 and went on to serve as the Program Coordinator for Communications Arts High School. 


In her free time, Mrs. Banda enjoys spending time with her family. Mrs. Banda has two daughters and one son, who attend NISD schools, and a husband who works as a teacher and coach at a NISD High School.  Mrs. Banda has seen several family members matriculate through Brandeis and is proud to be part of the Bronco Community!


Jarek Lancaster
Jarek Lancaster
Assistant Principal (Alpha E-K)

Jarek Lancaster joined Brandeis High School in 2021 as an Assistant Principal. This is Mr. Lancaster’s 8th year in education, all with Northside ISD. Prior to joining Brandeis, he was a Football/Track Coach and Health Department Coordinator at Warren High School. 

Mr. Lancaster graduated from O’Connor High School. He then accepted a full-ride athletic football scholarship to Stanford University in northern California where he majored in Psychology. Mr. Lancaster earned his master’s degree in Educational Administration from Lamar University in 2020. 

Mr. Lancaster is excited to become part of such an inspiring community as Brandeis High School. He believes that all students can grow and learn at a high level if treated with equity. 

During his free time, Mr. Lancaster enjoys traveling the globe, spending time with his wife and newborn son, and watching sporting events. 


Jennifer Schulze-Aguirre
Jennifer Schulze-Aguirre
Assistant Principal (Alpha L-Q)

Jennifer Schulze-Aguirre joined Brandeis High School in August of 2009.  She previously worked at Natalia ISD as a math teacher.  Ms. Schulze is in her 15th year in education.  She began her time at Brandeis as a geometry and precalculus teacher.  Ms. Schulze became the Math Department Coordinator in June of 2016 and finished her time in the classroom as a Dual Credit/AP calculus teacher.


Ms. Schulze is from Seattle, WA.  She moved to San Antonio in August of 2004. She remains an avid Seahawk fan!  She graduated from the University of Washington in 1990 with a BS in Psychology.  She worked as an accountant until 2005.  She graduated from UTSA in June of 2007 with her post-bac in Secondary Math Education and in 2012 she earned her Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction.  Ms. Schulze earned her Principal Certification from Lamar University in 2018.


Ms. Schulze believes that relationships are key in creating a school culture that promotes learning in both academics and life.  Her life motto is: People do not care what you know until they know you care. She looks forward to meeting all of you!


In her free time, Ms. Schulze enjoys spending time with her four adult children and her husband.  Three of her children graduated from Brandeis!  She also enjoys hiking, reading, dancing and having fun with her friends.



Kyle Shroyer
Kyle Shroyer
Assistant Principal (Alpha R-Z)

Kyle Shroyer joined Brandeis High School in January of 2021 and was hired as an Assistant Principal in March.  This is Ms. Shroyer’s 15th year in education, all with Northside ISD.  She began her career as a Biology teacher at Holmes High School, moved to Harlan High School as a Student Success Advisor, and then joined the Broncos as the Graduation Coach.

Ms. Shroyer is a Northside product, having attended Glenoaks Elementary, Scobee Elementary, and Stinson Middle School before graduating from O’Connor High School in 2002.  She went on to earn her Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University: Corpus Christi in 2007 and her Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Our Lady of the Lake University in 2014.

Ms. Shroyer believes that education is a continuous, lifelong process with no finish line and that students who are connected to each other, to their teachers, and to their school will excel personally, academically, and professionally.

In her free time, Kyle enjoys taking her daughter to zoos, aquariums, museums, and the coast.  She is also a sixth-generation equestrian, so she enjoys time on the farm with the horses and teaching her daughter to ride.


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