February 3, 2014
Dear Parents and Students;
What an exciting time! As the district continues to grow, new schools open and lives and communities change. I am privileged to have been selected as the Principal to open Dr. Joe J. Bernal Middle School.
Education was a constant focus for my parents as they knew the world would continue to change. I was raised in Southeast Texas and saw changes in the schools and communities due to the oil industry. Once I started Lamar University in Beaumont I did not change my major, and I moved forward with the goal of teaching English. My family made a move to San Antonio, and I completed graduate studies at the University of Texas in San Antonio.
My first teaching assignment was in Southeast Texas teaching English and journalism for four years to high school students. After the move to San Antonio, I taught English for four years at Pease Middle School and seven years at Stevenson Middle School. My 14 years as an administrator have all been in Northside with 13 of those years at Stevenson and one at Rudder Middle School. These experiences have prepared me to educate, motivate, and validate students for an ever-changing world.
I look forward to working with you as we develop and establish the beliefs and traditions that will define Dr. Joe J. Bernal Middle School.
Dr. Joe J. Bernal Middle School