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NISD's mission is to provide all NISD students who are eligible to ride the bus a safe, efficient, nurturing environment that supports the educational and extra-curricular objectives of the district.


Northside ISD continues to enforce its “No Shots, No School” policy. Texas law requires all public school children have current immunizations in order to attend class.

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School Mascot: Bulldog

School Colors: Royal Blue, Gold

Mission Statement:
"Transform the classroom experience to enrich the learning environment."

Our Vision:
"Our students are inspired, empowered, and prepared for the future."

Core Beliefs:
--Each student deserves a quality education which honors their voice and prepares them to engage, contribute, and succeed.
--Students’ health, safety, engagement, challenge, and support is directly linked to their academic achievement and future success.
--Meaningful relationships among students, families, educators, and the community are vital to student success.

Kathleen Cuevas, Principal of Pease Middle School
Kathleen Cuevas - Principal
Hello, my name is Kathleen Cuevas and I am honored to serve as the Principal at E. M. Pease MS. This is the fourth year that I have been blessed to lead and serve the community. I know with collaboration, communication, and a belief in the staff, students, and families we will accomplish great things! This is the start of my 15th year in education of which 14 have been in Northside. I have served the Northside community as a teacher, department coordinator, Special Education Area Coordinator, Special Education Assistant Director for Middle School, Academic Dean, and now Principal. I hold a Bachelor and Master's degree in Human Resource Management respectively from Hawaii Pacific and Webster Universities. I strongly believe that by proficiently executing the basics and expanding on them as new skills and knowledge are obtained, we will raise the level of preparedness for students entering this diverse world. I am supported by my husband of 28 years, two daughters that graduated from Northside schools, my grandson and family. Education is the family business and I'm proud to carry on the tradition.
Lynda DeSutter, Associate Principal of Pease Middle School
Lynda DeSutter - Associate Principal

The Associate Principal also serves as the Campus Behavior Coordinator. They can be reached by email at or by phone at 210-397-2950.

My name is Lynda Desutter and I am honored to serve as the Vice Principal at Pease Middle School. 2019/2020 is my 24th year in Education and 1st year as Vice Principal at Pease. Go Bulldogs! Prior to Pease, I was the Science Coordinator at Northside's Chavez Excel Academy.

Originally, I am from the Rio Grande Valley, where I taught middle school science in Rio Grande City and McAllen (my hometown). I have a Bachelor of Science in Biology/Chemistry from UTPA in Edinburg and a Master's in Educational Leadership from UTSA - Go Roadrunners!

If you have any concerns and/or questions, do not hesitate to contact me.

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Tamara Campbell-Babin
Tamara Campbell-Babin
Associate Principal

My name is Tamara Campbell-Babin and I am honored to serve as the Assistant Principal at Pease Middle School. In this role, I will embody our mission statement to encourage and inspire every life-long learner in our community. 

My family lineage is outlined with a number of educators, thus my passion in this profession is innate. While serving in the USAF, I earned my Bachelor's degree from University of Texas Health and Science Center and my Masters in Education at Walden University. Since being hired in 2001, I have served as an ALE Teacher, a District Support Specialist, and an Administrative Intern. Throughout the course of my career, it remains evident the importance of building meaningful relationships throughout the learning community. My experience has given me the empathy necessary to create equitable opportunities for all students. The latter can only be accomplished after ensuring all needs of all persons are met.

Northside ISD has been an integral part of my professional and personal life. Both of my daughters are products of NISD, my eldest being employed through the district. While away from campus, I spend quality time with family, friends and my two grandgirls. 

I look forward to celebrating student and campus success at Pease. Be encouraged to conquer challenges with confidence!

Tanya Alanis
Tanya Alanis
Academic Dean

Greetings! My name is Tanya Alanis and I am excited to serve as the Academic Dean here at E.M. Pease Middle School. During my 11 years with Northside, I have been a 5th grade teacher, 4th grade teacher, 8th grade ELA, and Journalism teacher, the Administrator Intern, and Assistant Principal here at Pease. Now, as the new Academic Dean, I will be here for our students and their families to help them with any challenges they may encounter throughout this year. I am a graduate of Texas A&M University- WHOOP! , and have my Master’s Degree in Education. On a personal note, I have been happily married for 20 years now and we have 3 amazing boys. We are a true Northside family; my husband is a counselor with Northside and all three of our children attend Northside schools. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns.

Damaris Gutierrez
Damaris Gutierrez
Administrative Intern

My name is Damaris Gutierrez and I am excited to serve as the Administrative Intern at Pease Middle School. I am a National Board Certified Teacher and I am beginning my  13th year in education. I have been an educator in Northside for 10 years and I have served in various roles such as: MS ESL Teacher & Coordinator, Elem. Bilingual/ESL Specialist, Elem. Newcomer ESL Teacher, and a MS ELA Teacher. My top leadership quality is being a learner as I love to continue to grow in my profession. I am a wife and mother to 3 children. 

I am happy to serve the Pease community as I believe in the mission and vision of the campus. Each and every day, we strive to have a school that is full of joy that cultivates students' genius! 

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