Working as a team of eight in conjunction with the Superintendent, the NISD Board of Trustees are an elected governance board with a shared sense of purpose focused on meeting the needs of all NISD students and the communities they serve.
The District of Innovation concept, passed during the 84th Legislative Session in House Bill 1842, gives traditional independent school districts most of the flexibilities available to Texas’ open-enrollment charter schools. The flexibility derives from the district’s ability to exempt itself from state mandates that may limit its ability to implement innovative ideas.
Monica Guerra | Executive Assistant
Dr. John Craft was tapped to be the Superintendent of Northside ISD in 2023.
He began his educational career as a biology teacher and football/baseball coach in Carroll ISD in 1999, then as an Assistant Principal for Carroll High School. After nine years with Carroll ISD, he became the Principal of Timberview High School in Mansfield ISD. Dr. Craft served as the Superintendent of Schools for the Hamilton ISD before becoming the Deputy Superintendent for the Killeen ISD in 2012. He was named Superintendent of Killeen ISD in January 2015.
A life-long learner, Dr. Craft serves on numerous local, state, and national committees, including the Education Advisory Board, Texas Education Agency Commissioner’s Cabinet, and the Baylor Scott & White McLane Children’s Hospital Executive Board.
Catching Up with Craft
Catching Up with Craft is written by Superintendent Dr. John Craft and is sent to Northside ISD staff every Monday to keep them updated on state and education issues.
The Superintendent's Cabinet serves as the executive leadership and management group that reports directly to the Superintendent of Schools.
Established in 1949 by the consolidation of 12 rural school districts, Northside today is 355 square miles of urban landscape, suburban communities, and rural Texas hill country. As South Texas’ largest school system, Northside is the “Destination District” for thousands of families wanting a high quality school system.
In 1949, 12 rural school districts joined to form Northside Consolidated School District. Though spread out across Northwest Bexar county, the community came together to build a high school because they recognized the importance of education for all children.
NISD-TV produces a variety of informational and promotional videos about Northside's educational programs, schools, staff members, students, challenges and successes.