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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.

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Co-create learning experiences within and beyond the classroom in order to maximize options for students and prepare them for future careers in education.

Transforming Education. Transforming Our Community.

Ericka Olivarez
Ericka Olivarez - Principal
Ericka Olivarez is guided by a mission to serve as part of a diverse community of learners and leaders striving to ensure that all students have equitable access to educational experiences that will help them succeed. She has dedicated her career in education to growing and empowering others, serving as a teacher, instructional curriculum and assessment specialist, academic dean, district content coordinator and a district leadership specialist. Forever a teacher, she believes that the best way to create a community of leaders is to create a truly equitable environment where all stakeholders are empowered to explore, question, collaborate, and problem-solve in a supportive environment.

A first generation college graduate, Ericka Olivarez earned a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Texas at Arlington, as well as a Master’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Notre Dame and a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and a minor in English Literature from St. Mary’s University of San Antonio. She leads and serves on various state, city and district committees dedicated to building culturally responsive schools where all students and staff are healthy, safe, supported, engaged and challenged.

The Northside ISD CAST Teach High School presents a unique opportunity to develop and empower its students, so that they in turn, as future educators, have a bigger impact on generations to come. Opening in August of 2022, the CAST Teach High School will not only ensure students have a strong foundation in educational practices, it will also provide experiences in schools - side by side with mentor educators, coaches, counselors, and librarians. Mrs. Olivarez’s goal is that our future educators will find their love and passion for this work. In her own words, “This is an opportunity unlike any other - to shape the future of public school education.”

The Associate Principal also serves as the Campus Behavior Coordinator. They can be reached by email at wendy.reyes@nisd.net or by phone at 210-397-6465.

Professional portrait of Gabriela Aguilar
Gabriela Aguilar
Programs Coordinator

Gabriela Aguilar was born in Monterrey, Mexico and has dedicated more than 30 years as a teacher and educational leader for levels from preschool to college. In 2010, she came from Mexico to reside in the United States and proudly has served Northside schools since then. Ms. Aguilar is a passionate educator with a vision to grow achievers for life, as she believes in learning as a feeling, speaking not only to students' minds but also to their hearts. 

Ms. Aguilar holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Linguistics and a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León in Mexico. She holds a Master’s Degree in Education and Family Guidance from Universidad Complutense de Madrid in Spain and a Master’s Degree of Education in Administration from Lamar University. She is a proud mother of three successful young adults who are following her legacy of service in Texas. Ms. Aguilar enjoys playing her piano and illustrating the children’s stories she writes to share her message to young minds. She also keeps herself active as a triathlete and marathon runner.



Professional portrait of CAST Teach Counselor Mrs. Denecia Anderson
Mrs. Denecia Anderson

Denecia Anderson is the School Counselor at CAST Teach High School. With a profound commitment to nurturing the holistic well-being of students, she brings 19 years of educational experience. Her expertise is built upon a strong academic foundation, which includes a Graduate-level specialization in Education from Liberty University, a Master's in Human Resource Management from Webster University, and a Bachelor's in Psychology from The University of Tennessee. 

Denecia's tenure as a Professional School Counselor is distinguished by her unwavering dedication to the academic, social, and emotional development of her students. She thrives in creating supportive environments where young individuals can strive for academic excellence and personal growth. Her counseling philosophy is deeply rooted in her core values: a steadfast faith in each student's potential, a commitment to fostering resilience and self-discipline, and a drive for fostering collaborative relationships that celebrate equity. She has excelled in identifying and addressing the diverse needs of the school community, and providing tailored guidance that encourages students to maximize their abilities.

In moments away from her counseling duties, she enjoys spending time with her husband and four children. Denecia indulges in activities that reflect her nurturing spirit, from serving others to treasured moments with loved ones, journeys to new places, and engaging in vigorous fitness routines that reflect her disciplined nature. Her life's work is a testament to her passion for guiding individuals toward a path of fulfillment and success. 

Mrs. Barbra Bloomingdale - Instructional Facilitator
Mrs. Barbra Bloomingdale
Instructional Facilitator

Barbra Bloomingdale is a proud product of Northside schools. She graduated from Marshall High School in 1991, and began her teaching career at Clark High School in 1996 where she taught all levels of English. She transferred to Marshall and spent eight years at her alma mater, serving as the English department coordinator for six years. 

From there, she moved to Central Office where she worked as an Instructional Coach in the High School Curriculum and Instruction department. She was honored to collaborate with so many incredible English teachers, librarians, coordinators, and administrators across the district to design and implement innovative new programs that served the needs of the diverse Northside community of readers. 

During her time in the classroom and at Central Office, she worked with all levels of students and teachers, from the highest achievers to the teens who struggled most. Her education philosophy is deeply rooted in the belief that all students want to be seen, heard, believed in, and to feel like they matter. 

Her love of teaching and education brought her to CAST Teach HS where she dedicates her time to helping the students and teachers grow and learn to achieve their fullest potential. She holds a Bachelor's Degree from Texas A&M University College Station and a Master's Degree from The Breadloaf School of English at Middlebury College in Vermont. 

She enjoys spending time with her husband and two children in the great outdoors, running, hiking, camping, and exploring the natural wonders of Texas and the American Southwest. 

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