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NISD's mission is to provide all NISD students who are eligible to ride the bus a safe, efficient, nurturing environment that supports the educational and extra-curricular objectives of the district.


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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School Mascot: Hounds

School Colors: Hunter Green, Tan

Mission Statement:
Preparing the Driggers Hounds of today to be the leaders of tomorrow.

Professional Portrait of Principal Paul Brusewitz.
Paul Brusewitz - Principal
My name is Paul Brusewitz and I have the honor of being your Principal here at Rita Kay Driggers Elementary.
This year I am beginning my 26th year in education, all of which has been in Northside ISD.
I began my career at Carson Elementary teaching both 2nd and 5th grade. I then moved onto Braun Station Elementary where I was the Campus Instructional Technologist (CIT). After receiving my Administrative Certification from UT San Antonio (UTSA) I served as an Administrative Intern at both Ott and Mead Elementary. I was then appointed Vice Principal at Jim Martin Elementary followed by two years as the Vice Principal at W.Z. "Doc" Burke Elementary.
In August of 2017, I was invited to become a member of the Rita Kay Driggers Elementary family.
I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from UTSA and later earned a Master’s Degree in Education from Walden University.
I was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and lived there until I joined the US Air Force. Following 9½ years in the service, I was honorably discharged and moved to San Antonio to start a new chapter in my life.
I have a beautiful and supportive wife, Jenni, and two amazing sons, Joshua and Zachary. I have many interests including woodworking, camping and family time. I also enjoy all sports, especially supporting the Milwaukee Bucks, Green Bay Packers and whoever is playing the Dallas Cowboys :o)
Professional Portrait of Associate Principal Melissa Alvarez.
Melissa Alvarez - Associate Principal

The Associate Principal also serves as the Campus Behavior Coordinator. They can be reached by email at melissa.alvarez@nisd.net or by phone at (210) 397-5915.

I am SUPER excited to be a part of the Driggers family. This is my tenth year in Northside and I have taught 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and my Master’s Degree in Leadership Policies and Administration from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Go Roadrunners! I look forward to making a difference in our school and community. I look forward to working with each and every one of our students, families, and members of our community.

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