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School Colors: Maroon, White

Mission Statement:
Raba Elementary School Vision
Our vision is to prepare all students to be successful and productive contributors in a global and multicultural society.

Raba Elementary School Mission
At Raba Elementary, we are committed to create a positive learning environment that embraces growth by providing the framework for all students to be responsible citizens and become leaders in our community.

Francesca Neil, Principal
Francesca Neal - Principal
Hello, my name is Francesca L. Neal and I am the principal of Raba Elementary School. It is an honor and privilege to serve your student as well as the entire Raba community. I have been working in education for over 20 years. Before working as an administrator, I served in the United States Air Force, worked as an accountant/auditor for Lockheed Martin, taught elementary in California, then continued my career in NISD as a middle school math teacher, math coordinator and math specialist after my family was stationed in San Antonio.

Here at Raba, we want to develop each child’s individual problem solving and critical thinking skills to turn them into lifelong learners. I strive to create a school culture where ALL staff members truly believe that ALL students can and will succeed. We use data to drive instruction and focus on the individual needs of each and every child. The data drives a RTI (Response to Intervention) class period where teachers differentiate their Math or Reading instruction in order to meet an individual students' needs who may excel or have difficulties in any core content. I am truly blessed to work with the best students, parents and staff.

At Raba we are:

Learning Today and Leading Tomorrow!!!
Kristina Diaz, Vice Principal
Kristina Diaz - Vice Principal

The Vice-Principal also serves as the Campus Behavior Coordinator. They can be reached by email at or by phone at 210-397-1365.

Kristina Diaz has been the Vice Principal at Raba Elementary for two years.

She attained her BS in Interdisciplinary Studies for University of Houston-Clear Lake, a Master of Education Certification in Instructional Technology from Houston Baptist University and a Master of Education Certification in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from University of Texas San Antonio.

In 2005 Mrs. Diaz received the HEB Excellence in Education Rising Star Award for San Antonio. She was also a State Finalist for the HEB Excellence in Education Rising Star Award for the State of Texas.

She is a product of NISD. She graduated from John Jay High School.

She has taught in grades 3rd-5th at Oak Hills Terrace, Rhodes, and Murnin Elementary. Before becoming the Vice Principal at Raba she was the Administrative Intern and Passmore Elementary.

Mrs. Diaz loves to travel, bake, read and spend time with her family.
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