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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.


Leandro Miranda
Leandro Miranda
Assistant Principal (Alpha A-C)

Leandro Miranda joined Brandeis in 2011 as an Assistant Principal. Mr. Miranda also has 5 years of experience as a middle school Assistant Principal (Jack C. Jordan and Anson Jones).

Mr. Miranda joined Northside ISD as a Career and Technology Teacher at William H. Taft High School in 2001. Prior to that, he taught at Judson High School (Gray campus) and Providence High School (a private school).

Mr. Miranda enjoyed a career in business prior to becoming an educator.  He will tell you that his career change was “the best decision I have ever made…other than marrying my wife.”

He graduated from McCollum High School (Harlandale ISD, San Antonio), Southwest Texas State University (Accounting major), Trinity University (Masters), and the University of Texas at San Antonio (Masters).

Mr. Miranda believes that leadership is service. To ensure Students and Teachers are supported in a way that they have the opportunity to be successful, caring, engaged, individuals that understand the importance of hard work and grace. To also understand that learning is fun.

In his private time. Mr. Miranda enjoys time with his family, especially with his adult children and his young grandchildren. He also enjoys fishing, exploring antique shops, market fairs, and just spending time with his best friend, his wife.


Jamie Kollmann
Jamie Kollmann
Assistant Principal (Alpha D-J)

Jamie Kollmann joined Brandeis High School in 2015 as a math teacher. Ms. Kollmann also served as the Student Success Advisor at Brandeis for two years and was hired as Assistant Principal in the Fall of 2020. This is Ms. Kollmann’s 17th year in education; she began her career at Anson Jones Middle School and has also worked in two other school districts.   

Ms. Kollmann graduated from Columbus High School in Columbus, Texas. She then moved to San Antonio to attend the University of Texas at San Antonio where she majored in Mathematics. Ms. Kollmann earned her master’s degree in Educational Administration from Lamar University in 2015.

Ms. Kollmann is grateful to be able to serve the students, staff, and community of Brandeis High School. She believes that, given the proper support and opportunities, all students can grow and succeed.

During her free time, Ms. Kollmann enjoys running, traveling, and spending time with her daughters.


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

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. 


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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