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School Colors: Green, White

Mission Statement:
At Westwood Terrace Elementary our mission is to empower all students to achieve their maximum potential. By fostering an engaging, inspiring, compassionate, and challenging learning environment, we will create a culture of literacy and life-long learning that encourages our students to become confident, self-sufficient and respectful citizens.

Tom Knapp Principal
Tom Knapp - Principal
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Welcome, My name is Tom Knapp and I am
the proud principal of Westwood Terrace Elementary School. I have been
an educator for 25 years and have been serving the students and families
of Northside Independent School District for the last 16 years. Prior to
Westwood Terrace, I served as the Principal at Fisher Elementary and I also held
the position of Vice Principal of Knowlton and Cable Elementary Schools.
The Westwood Terrace Elementary goals will be to provide students with the finest
academic instruction, and to help students become responsible, caring,
trustworthy, and well educated individuals. We believe in the academic
potential of every student and will strive to make them college ready.
I believe that an established partnership between students, parents, staff,
and community will help give the Westwood Terrace Broncos the best
possible education.

Contact info:
email: tom.knapp@nisd.net Phone: 210-397-70310
Sandra Estrada Associate Principal
Sandra Estrada - Associate Principal

The Associate Principal also serves as the Campus Behavior Coordinator. They can be reached by email at sandra.estrada@nisd.net or by phone at 210-397-70315.

Sandra Estrada is the Associate Principal at Westwood Terrace. She received her Bachelor's and Master's degree from the University of Texas at El Paso and her Certification in Administration from the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Mrs. Estrada is certified in Elementary Self-Contained Grades (1-6), Elementary Early Childhood Education Grades (PK-6), Bilingual/ESL Grades (PK-6) and Principal Grades (EC-12).

Mrs. Estrada has 31 years of experience in education. She began her career as a classroom teacher with the Ysleta ISD in El Paso, Texas teaching Pre-K through 2nd grade. She has spent the last 18 years with Northside ISD as a classroom teacher, academic support teacher and Vice Principal.

In her spare time, Mrs. Estrada and her husband, spend time with their three granddaughters.

Jessica Valenzuela Admin Intern
Jessica Valenzuela
Admin Intern

Jessica Valenzuela is the Admin Intern at Westwood Terrace Elementary. She received her Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Bilingual Education and Master's degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Mrs. Valenzuela graduated from John Jay High School and knew that her heart was within this very community. She began her career with Northside ISD 13 years ago as an instructional assistant at Vale Middle School, while acquiring her degree. After graduating, she has served as the fifth grade bilingual teacher, Language Support Teacher, and now Admin Intern at Westwood Terrace Elementary. 

Mrs. Valenzuela firmly believes:

"Si un niño no puede aprender de la manera que enseñamos, quizá debemos enseñarles de la manera que ellos aprenden." 

-Ignacio Estrada (If a child can't learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn)


Contact Info

email: jessica.valenzuela@nisd.net

phone: (210) 397-0343

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