Vale Middle School


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School Mascot: Stingrays

School Colors: Purple, Black

Mission Statement:
Vale Middle School and our community will empower
students academically and socially to be
problem solving global citizens.

Principal Brenda Rayburg
Brenda Rayburg - Principal
I have been working in Northside ISD since the beginning of my educational career serving Northside ISD for sixteen years. I taught special education students for five years and then went into administration. I started my administrative career at Pease MS and then opened Hector Garcia MS in 2009-2010. October 2015 I worked as a Hearing Officer at Pupil Personnel for three and half years before transitioning to Vale MS. I am now home and happy to be a Stingray!
Vice Principal Jenna Bloom
Jenna Bloom - Associate Principal

The Associate Principal also serves as the Campus Behavior Coordinator. They can be reached by email at or by phone at 210-397-8500.

Jenna Bloom is a proud product of Northside ISD having attended Knowlton and Fernandez Elementary, Zachry Middle School and graduated from Taft High School. Mrs. Bloom attended The University of Texas at San Antonio where she received her bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies as well as her Masters degree in Educational Administration. She began her educational career in Northside as a Math teacher at Luna Middle School and then opened Briscoe Middle School in 2010 where she taught 7th and 8th grade Math. In 2013, she spent a brief time as the Student Success Advisor at Taft High School. Mrs. Bloom was promoted to Assistant Principal in 2014 and spent 7 years at Brandeis High school.

She is very excited to join the Stingray family as the Associate Principal at Vale Middle School. Go Stingrays!

Ivan Castillo
Ivan Castillo
Academic Dean

Ivan Castillo is the Academic Dean at Vale MS.  An educator of 16 years, his dedication to student success transcends beyond the classroom serving as a teacher, coach, advisor, curriculum writer, summer program coordinator, and school counselor. Mr. Castillo, a first generation college graduate, earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Texas at San Antonio, as well as a Master of Education in School Counseling and a Master of Education in Educational Administration from Lamar University.  A lifelong learner, Mr. Castillo understands the importance of staying knowledgeable on educational trends to better meet the needs of all students.  He is an active member of the Texas School Counseling Association and continually seeks opportunities for professional growth through seminars and conferences.  Mr. Castillo believes that given the opportunity and an equitable environment, all students can reach new levels of creativity and take ownership of their learning. 

Mr. Castillo enjoys traveling, photography, and spending time with family.  In parallel to his work at Northside ISD, Mr. Castillo is an instructor and curriculum writer for the University of Texas at Austin High School.

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