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School Mascot: Wolverines

School Colors: Red, Black

Mission Statement:
ALL means ALL is the vision we live every day at Zachry Middle School.
Our students, educators & families work with every student every day to attain high levels of achievement.
Our academics support ALL learners. Here at Zachry, every child is part of a team in identifying their goals, passions, and progress towards mastery.
We believe in educating the WHOLE student; their academics and engaging them in experiences that prepare them for the endless possibilities in their future.

Principal of Zachry Middle School Susan Allain
Susan Allain - Principal
Susan Allain has been the principal at Zachry MS since 2010.
She is a Nebraska native who came to San Antonio to attend
Trinity University. At Trinity, she received her Bachelors' Degree in Education
and her Masters Degree in School Psychology. She completed her Administration
requirements while doing work in the Education Leadership EdD program at the
University of Texas in San Antonio. Ms. Allain has three daughters who attended
Northside Schools. Her husband is a Special Education Coordinator in Northside.
She has taught Pre-Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle School, High School and
College level courses during her thirty plus years in Education. Ms. Allain's greatest
joy is being able to learn every day beside her students, educators and families.
Associate Principal Richard De La Garza
Richard De La Garza - Associate Principal

The Associate Principal also serves as the Campus Behavior Coordinator. They can be reached by email at or by phone at 210-397-7415.

My name is Richard De La Garza, and I am privileged to be able to serve the Zachry community and its stakeholders. I have been with NISD my entire career which began in 2008 as an elementary special education teacher. I spent several years in elementary and then decided to move to middle school in 2012. Working at Briscoe Middle School helped me realize my passion was teaching at this level. After contemplating for several months, I decided to make a move to central office to further assist other Northside middle schools. In 2014, I accepted the position to become a Support Specialist and provide behavioral support across the district. I spent six years assisting campuses across the district, including Zachry Middle School. In 2020, I decided it was time to move back to a campus and became an administrative intern at Holmgreen/Jordan MS. Later that year, I was able to become the assistant principal for Zachry Middle School. A unique opportunity then presented itself at which I became the Associate Principal here at Zachry. I have been serving the Zachry community throughout my career and see the potential our students can reach. Even though we only have them for three years, I truly believe our time here is the most vital period to help develop them into productive members of our society. I will work tirelessly alongside you, to tackle any situation for the betterment of your child's educational success.

Just a few things about myself, I graduated from UTSA with a bachelor's degree in Psychology. I continued my education and received a Master's degree in Educational Administration from Grand Canyon University. I am currently taking a break from my doctorates degree to enjoy my family time! I have been married to my amazing wife (Adriana) now for 18 years and have three amazing kids: Richard "RJ", Hailey, and Alayna. We enjoy taking road trips and just driving off to unknown destinations. Life is an adventure-enjoy it!

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