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School Mascot: Coyotes

School Colors: Silver, Black

Mission Statement:
At Kuentz, We are empowering a community of successful learners and leaders!

Portrait of Kuentz Principal Lindsey Christian
Lindsey Christian - Principal
I am truly honored to serve as Principal at Charles Kuentz Jr.
Elementary! At Kuentz, our vision is to empower a community of
successful learners and leaders. Followed by our mission which is to
create an innovative learning experience for all students. We believe
that student success includes the development of students' skills both
academically and socially. Through this philosophy, Kuentz is known
for high academic standards as well as a Leader in Me Lighthouse
School for outstanding commitment to student leadership!

Education flows deep in me. Both of my parents are retired educators
and my grandpa on my dad's side retired as an elementary school
principal in Bryan, Tx. Following in their footsteps, I began my
teaching career in Georgetown ISD as a middle school special education
teacher, before moving to my hometown of Marble Falls. After two
years of teaching at Marble Falls Middle School in the Life Skills
Unit, my husband and I had the opportunity to move to San Antonio and
join the O'Connor family. Knowing elementary was where my love of
teaching resided, in 2013 I was blessed to be hired at McAndrew
Elementary where I served as the Special Education Campus Coordinator
before moving up to the Vice Principal position in 2016.

I made it home, back to the Helotes community. I believe that a strong
community partnership is vital to student success and that is Helotes.
There is something to be said about a child that grows up in a
community that is so supportive and instills a sense of pride of where
they come from.

Lindsey Christian, M.Ed.
Kuentz Elementary
Portrait of Kuentz Associate Principal Lisa Mendez
Lisa Mendez - Associate Principal

The Associate Principal also serves as the Campus Behavior Coordinator. They can be reached by email at lisa.mendez@nisd.net or by phone at (210)397-8065.

My name is Lisa Mendez and I am beyond excited to serve as the Vice Principal of Kuentz Elementary! I was born and raised in Eagle Pass, Texas and moved to San Antonio to attend college at the University of the Incarnate Word, where I received my Bachelors in Interdisciplinary Studies. I then attended the University of Texas at San Antonio and earned my Masters in Educational Leadership. This year marks the beginning of my tenth year of public service in education. I began my career as a fourth grade teacher in San Antonio ISD. After two years in SAISD, I continued my journey teaching third grade at Northside ISD. Most recently, I served as an Administrator Intern at Colonies North Elementary. I have an amazing and supportive husband of 17 years and we are the proud parents of two wonderful children. My daughter is active in tennis and orchestra and my son is active in basketball and track.

It is a true pleasure to be part of Kuentz and I am looking forward to establishing strong relationships within the Kuentz Coyote Family! I look forward to continuing all the special traditions of Kuentz Elementary and will work hard to ensure all students continue to receive a high quality education, while addressing the needs of every child. As a Leader in Me Lighthouse School, we believe in the importance of student leadership and character building. I appreciate the warm welcome and am here to serve our students and their families.

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