Front entrance of Powell Elementary


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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 Colors: Red, Black

Mission Statement:
Engage students in meaningful learning experiences.

Portrait of Priscilla Paul, Principal of Powell Elementary
Priscilla Paul - Principal
Priscilla Paul joined Lawrence Powell Elementary School in 2013. She has served NISD for 31 years. She has taught First, Fourth, and Fifth Grades respectively. She also served as a Title 1 Math Specialist, School Counselor, and Vice Principal.

Mrs. Paul grew up in San Antonio and attended schools in the Northside Independent School District, graduating from Holmes High School. She received her undergraduate degree from St. Mary’s University in Elementary Education with a specialization in reading. Mrs. Paul earned her master’s degree in Educational Leadership from The University of Texas at San Antonio.

Mrs. Paul views a collaborative school environment as the key to creating successful teachers and students. She believes partnerships with parents and community partners are essential to enriching the experience at Powell Elementary.

During her free time, Mrs. Paul enjoys reading, walking her dogs, running, crafting and spending time with family.
Lisa Hibshman - Associate Principal

The Associate Principal also serves as the Campus Behavior Coordinator. They can be reached by email at or by phone at 210-397-0465.

Lisa Hibshman holds a Master of Specialist of Education Leadership
from Georgia State University and a Bachelor of Science in Elementary
Education from the University of Texas, Austin. Ms. Hibshman holds
professional educator certifications in Educational Leadership, School
Principal, and Elementary Education.

Ms. Hibshman worked thirteen years in Marietta, Georgia as an Early
Intervention Specialist, and three years and Instructional Lead Teacher
at Eastvalley Elementary School.

In 2004 Ms. Hibshman moved to San Antonio where she was appointed
Vice Principal at Lawrence Powell Elementary School where she
continues her focus on the academic success for every student, in every
classroom, every day.

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