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School Mascot: Panthers

School Colors: Navy Blue, Gold

Mission Statement:
J.B.Passmore Elementary will provide a safe and enriched learning environment driven by high standards that promotes mutual respect for diverse cultures and communities.

Passmore Principal Dr. Veronica Arteaga
Dr. Veronica Arteaga - Principal
Greetings Passmore Community,

This year’s theme is Passmore Reunited! The faculty at Passmore is committed to ensure that our Panthers have a strong foundation to be strong in academics and strong in character. It is a privilege and an honor to be the Principal of Passmore Elementary. With this honor comes a great responsibility that I take to heart.

San Antonio is my hometown where I earned both my Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts Degrees from St. Mary’s University. My belief for acquiring more knowledge and improving in my profession and my community was the impetus in obtaining a Ph.D. at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.

My parents instilled in me the value of family, religion, and education. As a life long learner, I was accepted at the Graduate School of Education and participated in the Art of Leadership Program at Harvard University in 2015.

It was over 20 years ago that I began my career in education. As a public school teacher, I have had the pleasure of serving students in the Edgewood, La Joya, and Northside Independent School Districts. In addition, I have worked with first and second grade bilingual students as a Reading Specialist, and worked with kinder through fifth grade students as a Gifted and Talented Specialist at Passmore Elementary. My first year in administration was at Linton Elementary as the Vice Principal in Northside Independent School District.

I have been afforded several opportunities to serve educators in San Antonio as a Past President of Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association TEPSA in District 20 and a Board member for the St. Mary’s University Education Advisory Committee.

My philosophy of education is constructed from an old African proverb, It takes a village to raise a child. I recognize that education is the result of the integrity of a community, and I believe that everyone shares in the responsibility for the education of children.

Yours in Education,
Dr. Veronica Arteaga



Awards:
2020 Administrator of the Year, San Antonio Area Bilingual Education
2015 Administrator of the Year, Region 20 W.O.R.L.D. Language Conference
Passmore Associate Principal Rogelio Villalobos
Rogelio Villalobos - Associate Principal

The Associate Principal also serves as the Campus Behavior Coordinator. They can be reached by email at rogellio.villalobos@nisd.net or by phone at (210) 397-0515.

Welcome!

I would like to welcome all of you to Panther country. There is no better place than a school filled with children wanting to learn from each other.

At Passmore, we have high expectations for each child. From the beginning till the
end of the day - we feel our little panthers can and will excel.

Passmore offers a Dual Language Immersion Program to students. We are proud and honored to offer such a distinguished program. Parents are asked for, at least, a six-year commitment to the program.

I received my bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin. Later, I went on to receive my Masters in Educational Leadership from one of the finest universities in San Antonio, Trinity University.

Passmore Instructional Coordinator Bruce Harris
Bruce Harris
Instructional Coordinator

Bruce served as an Academic Technology Coach with NISD for 6 years. Previously he served as a Science instructional coach for  Northeast ISD and had 12 years of classroom teaching experience in Title 1 schools. He has an undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio and an M.E. from the University of the Incarnate Word. He was selected as Teacher of the Year in 2003 for Montgomery Elementary. He was also selected to attend the Michael E. DeBakey Institute, a Texas A&M University Research Program in 2007, and in 2014 he was selected to receive the Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy, a national award for science teachers. He served on the Board of Directors for UUMC Day School, a NAEYC accredited day school in San Antonio from 2004-2006.  He was awarded a full scholarship to complete the   Principal as Instructional Leader program from UTSA in 2016. He holds teaching certificates in multiple content areas for grades k-12 as well as a principal certificate. He served as the leader of The Voelcker BioScience Teachers Academy, an affiliate of The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio from 2009-2015. He has been a presenter at the TCEA convention, as well as various other conferences.  His personal mission is to instill students and teachers with a passion for learning. 

 

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Passmore Admin Intern Nicole Wall
Nicole Wall
Admin Intern

Hello Panther families! My name is Nicole Wall and I am thrilled to serve as the administrator intern at Passmore. I began my education career 12 years ago as a first grade teacher in Florida. Since then, I have taught first and fifth grade, been an instructional coach and a reading/writing specialist. I received my bachelors in education from the University of Miami and later continued my education at UNT where I completed my masters in educational leadership. I am excited to continue my career serving the great families of Passmore.

 

I love that I get the privilege to work alongside a great community of parents, teachers, staff, and students, where together we can instill a love of learning in our students. I believe in high expectations for all and know that, when given the proper guidance and support, everyone can and will meet those expectations. I am excited to watch our Panthers grow and learn every day.

 

Respectfully,

 

Nicole Wall, Administrator Intern

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