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School Mascot: Longhorns

School Colors: Orange, Blue

Mission Statement:
Transform the learning experience for students.

Luna Vision Statement: To improve the quality of life through education.

Profile of a Northside ISD Learner - Learners will be creators, leaders, collaborators, communicators, innovators, critical-thinkers, and solution-finders

Luna Middle School principal Lisa Richard
Lisa Richard - Principal
Lisa Richard began her career in Midland, Texas as an English teacher at San Jacinto Jr. High School. She moved to the Dallas Fort Worth area and taught speech, English, and debate at Irving High School. In 2000, she moved to San Antonio where she taught theater and journalism at Stinson Middle School in Northside Independent School District. In 2004, she opened Luna Middle School as the Assistant Principal. In 2008, she was named Vice Principal at Rawlinson Middle School. After four and a half years at Rawlinson, she was named Vice Principal at Zachry Middle School. In 2014, Ms. Richard was named Principal at Luna Middle School where she began her career in administration.

Ms. Richard received her Bachelor’s degree from Lubbock Christian College and her Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Texas in San Antonio.

In her free time, Ms. Richard loves traveling to the coast to fish. Ms. Richard has three sons who make her a proud mother.
Mr.Ochoa AP
Moises Ochoa - Associate Principal

The Associate Principal also serves as the Campus Behavior Coordinator. They can be reached by email at or by phone at (210) 397-5300.

I am excited to start my fourth year at Luna Middle School. In January 2019, I was appointed the Academic Dean at Luna after being an Administrative Intern at Zachry Middle School. I served the Luna community as the Academic Dean from January 2019 through August 2021.

At the beginning of this school year, I was appointed the Associate Principal. I look forward to serving the Luna community and working with the dedicated students, teachers, staff and families who make Luna the best middle school in Northside.

I began my career in education in California, where I taught elementary for five years. I moved to Texas in the spring of 2007. That year, I was hired as a teacher at Stevenson Middle School. I worked

The 2021-2022 school year will be my fifteenth year in Northside and fully expect this to be the best year of my career. I hope to share the passion and love I have for education in every interaction with students, staff and parents.

Luna Assistant Principal Jennifer Cipollone
Jennifer Cipollone
Assistant Principal

I am honored to serve the students and community as the Assistant Principal of Luna Middle School. My educational background includes a Bachelor of Science from Oklahoma State University in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education and a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from Lamar University. 

My goal this year is to develop relationships with students, staff, and community members to ensure academic growth through consistent communication and progress monitoring. 

 Karen Avila
Karen Avila
Academic Dean

I am very proud to serve as the Academic Dean of Luna Middle School.  I look forward to collaboratively working with parents, teachers and staff in guiding Luna students in their learning.   We are all in this charge together!  Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me with any thoughts or concerns.  I am here to serve!

Have a year that matters!

I am very passionate about education and embrace a spirit of servant leadership, collaboration and growth mindset.  I attended Briar Cliff College in Sioux City, Iowa for my undergraduate studies with a focus in History, Spanish and Secondary Education.  As an undergrad, I also spent time as a foreign exchange student in Valencia, Spain.  From there, I served as a linguist and soldier in the Army and attended the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California to study Arabic language and culture.  I was also fortunate to attend the University of Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates to further refine my language ability and knowledge about the Middle East and North Africa. I earned my Master of Arts degree in Educational Leadership from Trinity University.  I have taught Spanish and coached various sports at the secondary level before joining school leadership. I am motivated, dedicated and ready to rock this school year with the Luna community!    

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