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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 Better Together! 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

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.


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.

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