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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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Principal of Wanke Elementary
Claudia Sanchez - Principal
Hello, my name is Claudia Sanchez, and I am honored to be the principal of Carl Wanke Elementary. My career in Education began in 1993 when I graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio. I taught for eight years, in Laredo Texas, before becoming a Dual Language Coordinator for Laredo ISD. I then served as a Vice Principal for Laredo ISD for one year and continued my administrative career with Northside ISD in 2006. My experiences in Northside include four years as Vice-Principal of Passmore Elementary and two years as Vice-Principal of Lieck Elementary. This is my eighth year as the principal of Carl Wanke Elementary. I hold a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and a master’s degree from Texas A&M International University.
I am privileged to serve teachers, parents, the community, and our most prized possessions, our children. My vision, for Carl Wanke Elementary, is that we work collaboratively in building leaders one student at a time. Wanke Wolves are leaders!
Vice Principal of Wanke Elementary
Scott Sheldon - Associate Principal

The Associate Principal also serves as the Campus Behavior Coordinator. They can be reached by email at or by phone at 210-397-6715.

Mr. Sheldon has been involved in educating children in one form or another since 2005. First teaching music lessons while in college, then touring the country as a guest performer/clinician at many of the country’s higher education institutions, and lastly working as a teacher and administrator in elementary schools. He joined the ranks of Northside in 2010 as a 2nd-grade teacher and has been serving as the Vice-Principal of Wanke Elementary School since the 2014-2015 school year.

Mr. Sheldon has a bachelor’s degree in Jazz Studies (music performance) and a post-baccalaureate degree in Elementary Education from the University of North Texas. He also holds a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Texas at Arlington and most recently acquired a Certification in Applied Positive Psychology from The Flourishing Center in New York City.

A strong supporter of Social-Emotional Learning and the Positive Education movement, Mr. Sheldon has a strong belief in the need to educate the whole child and strives to provide that for his campus and his own three children who all attend Northside Schools.

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