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Julie Meneses
Julie Meneses - Principal
I am truly honored to serve as Principal at Bonnie Ellison Elementary! It is a privilege and a blessing to have the opportunity to serve the Ellison community. I am proud to say that I've been at Ellison from the first day we opened our doors to our students in 2014. In our 10th year, I look forward to exciting experiences with our students, families, and staff!

Before joining the Northside family, I studied Bilingual Education at UTSA and began my educational career as a bilingual teacher at a neighboring school district. While teaching third and fourth grade, I earned my degree in Educational Leadership and soon after, I was hired as a Bilingual & ESL Facilitator. This gave me the opportunity to work with teachers and students from pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. I learned and grew so much from this experience.

In 2014, I had the pleasure of joining Northside as an Ellison BEE teaching fifth grade! After one year of teaching at Ellison, I was blessed with the opportunity to serve this amazing community as Vice Principal. Two years later, I became Principal. What a dream come true!

As Principal, my goal is to support and encourage those with whom I work by helping to maintain a shared vision for students, staff, and community members. I believe it is imperative that we work together to embrace a sharing and collaborative school culture that takes risks in an effort to do great things. My belief is that we can only do great things when we lead with love, humility, and hard work! That is my daily commitment! I am passionate about working diligently to ensure our actions support our campus mission and vision. At Ellison, our daily mission is to put students first! Our vision is that every day, every student will grow as compassionate, innovative, leaders!

Please don't hesitate to come by our hive to say hello or to reach out with any questions and/or concerns. Our doors are always open!

Keeper of the Hive,

Julie Meneses

Contact Information:
(210) 398-1850
Associate Principle Christina Escarcega
Christina Escarcega - Associate Principal

The Associate Principal also serves as the Campus Behavior Coordinator. They can be reached by email at or by phone at 210-398-1865.

My name is Christina Escarcega, I am proud to be the Ellison Bees Associate Principal. I have been in education for 12 years and 7 years in Northside. I have worked with students and teachers from ages Pre-k through 7th grade. I am proud to be part of the Ellison community.

I grew up in Sweeny, Texas, a small town on the gulf coast. My ambition brought me to San Antonio where I graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio. I completed my Masters in Educational Leadership as a UTSA Roadrunner.

I am a boy mom to two sons, Daniel and Dominic. My husband and I are busy on weekends with sports activities and love every minute of it. I love to read and will read any chance I get.

My enthusiasm for learning and the success of students is what drives me to be the best.

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