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Board of Trustees

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. 

Government Relations & Advocacy

Northside Independent School District’s Board of Trustees and Administration advocate to advance policies that foster the best public education in Texas.

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Dr. Brian T. Woods | Superintendent

Monica Guerra | Executive Assistant



Dr. Brian T. Woods, a longtime Northside ISD educator, became Superintendent in July 2012. He began his career in Northside in 1992 as a social studies teacher and has also worked as an Assistant Principal, Vice Principal, Principal, Assistant Superintendent and Deputy Superintendent. Dr. Woods has a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Texas at Austin and a master’s degree and a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Texas at San Antonio.

He is past President of the Texas Association of School Administrators and is a member of the Go Public Steering Committee, the Board of P16Plus Council of Greater Bexar County, and the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce. He also serves as President of the Texas School Alliance. Dr. Woods and his wife Meredith have a son who is a graduate of NISD schools.

Woods' Weekly

Woods' Weekly is written by Superintendent Brian T. Woods and is sent to Northside ISD staff every Monday to keep them updated on local and state education issues.

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Superintendent's Cabinet

The Superintendent's Cabinet serves as the executive leadership and management group that reports directly to the Superintendent of Schools.

About NISD

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.

◿  Learn more about 70 years of history

District of Innovation Plan

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.

◿  Learn more about the District of Innovation Plan

NISD-TV produces a variety of informational and promotional videos about Northside's educational programs, schools, staff members, students, challenges and successes.

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