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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: Wildcats

School Colors: Black, Silver, White

Mission Statement:
Engage and challenge all students through rigorous and consistent quality education.

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Ada Bohlken - Principal
Ada Bohlken graduated with a Bachelors of Science from the University of Texas at San Antonio and completed her masters degree at Texas A&M Kingsville in Education Administration. She has worked in the education field for 28 years at both the middle and high school levels. All her educational career has been with Northside Independent School District.

Mrs. Bohlken believes that all students can succeed and prides herself in knowing that at Sotomayor High School, we will undertake every measure possible to ensure student success. It is our mission to help all students receive a quality education in order to be college competitive or career ready. Mrs. Bohlken was hired to open Sonia M. Sotomayor High School in May of 2021 and looks forward to the opening in the fall of 2022.
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Jacquelyn Lambert - Associate Principal

The Associate Principal also serves as the Campus Behavior Coordinator.

Jacquelyn Lambert attended The University of Texas at San Antonio and received a bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a specialization in English in 2001. She later went back to UTSA and earned a master's Degree in Educational Leadership in 2009.

Her 21 years of educational experience have been at both the middle and high school levels. Her experience encompasses multiple roles as a classroom teacher, department coordinator, Assistant Principal, Academic Dean, and now Associate Principal.

Mrs. Lambert believes in creating a safe environment where students feel comfortable, engaged and are challenged to reach their full potential. Every student is important and she strives to ensure that students are successful in all aspects of their educational career.

Guadalupe Esparza
Guadalupe Esparza
Academic Dean

Guadalupe Esparza graduated from West Texas A&M University with a bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education. She then earned a master’s degree in Education Administration at Sam Houston University.

Before joining Northside ISD in 2018, Mrs. Esparza started her educational career in 1997 in Brownsville ISD. She has had the privilege of being an instructional leader at the elementary, middle, and high school level in Amarillo ISD and Aldine ISD. She has served students in various capacities including teacher, coach, math skills specialist, assistant principal, and principal. 

Mrs. Esparza has challenged herself in each of her previous roles to support an educational system that challenges and empowers each of her students to be successful. She now takes pride that in her new role as Academic Dean, she will have the opportunity to provide a system that will ensure each Sotomayor student receives a quality education and graduates college competitive or career ready.

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