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School Colors: Green, Royal Blue

Mission Statement:
Elevate the Learning Experience for Students.
Every day, every student will grow in confidence, curiosity, and capability at Stinson Middle School.
Core Beliefs:
Each student deserves a quality education that honors their voice and prepares them to engage, contribute, and succeed.
Students’ health, safety, engagement, challenge, and support are directly linked to their academic achievement and future success.
Meaningful relationships among students, families, educators and the community are vital to student success.
Classroom teachers have the most impact on student achievement followed by campus principals.
Public schools are essential to foster community and develop engaged citizens.

Portrait picture of Principal Lou Medina
Lou Medina - Principal
As I begin my 36th year in education, all in Northside Independent School District, I am grateful and honored to serve as the principal at Stinson Middle School. My career in education started in 1987 at Pat Neff Middle School where I taught 6th, 7th, and 8th grade English. I then moved to Jack C. Jordan in 1994, where I taught 7th and 8th Grade English and also served as the English coordinator. In 2002, I opened Warren High School as the English coordinator and taught. In 2006, I became the Academic Dean at Warren High School and served as the Vice-Principal at Warren High School these last two years. As I continue to grow in my role as a principal, my vision is to ensure middle school students are provided with the resources and preparation for being successful in their high school years and beyond. Middle school teachers make a real difference in setting a pathway for student achievement, and I am so fortunate to be working with the finest middle school teachers and staff in Northside.
Louis Villarreal
Louis Villarreal - Associate Principal

The Associate Principal also serves as the Campus Behavior Coordinator. They can be reached by email at louis.villarreal@nisd.net or by phone at (210) 397-3615.

My name is Louis C. Villarreal, and I am very pleased to have the privilege of working with our students, parents, and community as the Associate Principal of Stinson Middle School. I myself am a product of Northside Independent School District, having graduated from Business Careers High School as a part of the class of 1998. After graduating high school, I found my path toward education while attending college at the University of Texas at San Antonio. I received my Bachelor's Degree in History in 2006, then followed by a Masters Degree of Education in Educational Leadership in 2011.

I am very proud to say that the entirety of my sixteen-plus-year career in education has been spent in Northside ISD. I started at Rayburn Middle School in the fall of 2006, and spent ten years there teaching 8th grade U.S. History and served as a department coordinator for seven of those years. At the start of the 2016 school year, I moved to Pease Middle School where I served as an Administrative Intern for one year. From Pease, I moved to Jordan Middle School in 2017, where I was the Assistant Principal for two school years. Now I continue my journey as the Associate Principal of Stinson Middle School.

At each of my stops along my career path, and in every day, I am reminded of how rewarding each of my jobs has been. The opportunity to work with students and see real growth in them, which ultimately leads to success in the classroom, is among the most exhilarating things I can imagine. Though working in middle school, we only have three brief years with students, I believe them to be the most important time in a student's formative years. I believe that it is our duty to challenge students to realize their full potential and help them strive to be the best they possibly can be.

Rick Lane
Rick Lane
Academic Dean

Hello Skyhawk family!  I am so proud to be the Academic Dean at Stinson Middle School.  If you have been on our campus, then you know we have a fantastic campus filled with caring staff and wonderful students.  

I started my career in California as a high school teacher.  I taught 9th and 12th grade English, theatre, student leadership, and peer mediation.  After a few years of teaching, I helped open a new high school as the Dean of Student Activities.  

During the summer of 2004, my wife and I decided to move to Texas.  I was hired in Northside at Luna Middle School and absolutely fell in love with teaching middle school students!  At Luna, I taught 6th grade English for two years before I moved into the role of GT Specialist.  As the GT Specialist, I taught 6th, 7th and 8th grade GT students creative thinking, leadership skills, as well as the contents of reading and history/social studies.  Prior to my appointment to my current role as Academic Dean at Stinson Middle School, I served as the Social Studies Department Coordinator in addition to my role as the GT Specialist.  Somewhere along the way, I worked in a non-profit as a director who supported our city youth.    

My wife and I are the proud parents of four children (three boys and one girl).  We have two who have already graduated high school (where does the time go?), one in high school (senior), and our youngest is in third grade.  We live within this community, so you may see me at the local H-E-B or the Leon Creek Trail on the weekends. 

My goal is to support a learning environment where students feel safe and are engaged in learning every day.  Please reach out to me anytime for questions about your child’s academic success.

Alicia Paredes
Alicia Paredes
Assistant Principal


I believe Stinson M.S is an amazing place to safely learn and grow. A place where our staff generously shares their unique abilities and continuously reflects to improve their craft. A place where students commit to learning and are supported by a passionate teacher, every day. A place where families and the community take pride in our school and collaborate to support one another. I believe Stinson M.S is a place where we strive to develop and reach our full potential.


I have been married for 29 years and I have two daughters. 

I have to give a big shout out to O'connor Highschool “ GO PANTHERS”  and Incarnate Word University “ GO CARDINALS”.  My oldest, Mia, attends UIW as a Sophomore ( nursing student) and my youngest, Ava, attends O’Connor as a Sophomore (on the OC drumline).  My hobbies include enjoying the outdoors ( hiking, canoeing, kayaking etc) , shopping,  spending time with my family, spending time with my pets ( 4 cats and 1 dog) and volunteering as a BAND parent.  

My Education and Professional Background:

  • Stinson Assistant Principal-2011- Current

  • Stinson (CIT-Computer Instructional Technologist) 2007-2011

  • Stinson Science Department  Coordinator - 2001-2007

  • B.S. - Biology (UTSA)

  • M.S-Education and Technology Leadership (HBU) 

  • M.S.- School Administration (LU)

My Educational/Leadership Philosophy: I live by three mantras: 1.  Be true to yourself and what you believe in 2.  Never stop learning, reflecting, and collaborating 3.  Dream Big. Work Hard. Fail Forward.

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