Welcome to Blattman Elementary, home of the Black Bears. My name is Donna Gavegan, and it is my pleasure and privilege to serve as the Principal of Blattman. I look forward to creating great memories with you along the way. 

I have 20 years of experience, where I've served as a teacher, counselor, and assistant principal. Regardless of my role, I'll always be a child advocate and I will never forget the tremendous responsibility it is to be a classroom teacher.

Please feel free to contact me if there is anything I can do to help make Blattman the best school ever.



Vice Principal

Hello, I am Valerie Rabadan and I am excited to be the new Vice Principal at Patricia J. Blattman Elementary. I am proud to be a product of Northside. I attended Knowlton Elementary, Zachary and Stinson Middle School, and O’Connor High School. Northside schools provided me with an unforgettable educational experience.

I attended University of Texas at San Antonio where I received my Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies in 2008. I continued my journey in Northside at Linton Elementary and served as a Kindergarten teacher for half a year and then as a fourth grade teacher for three years. I then moved to Carnahan Elementary and served as a fourth grade teacher for one year. While teaching, I received my Master’s degree at U.T.S.A in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies in 2011. Prior to becoming the Vice Principal at Blattman, I was an administrator intern at Mead Elementary where I had the opportunity to take on the role of being an administrator, which I know has prepared me to be your Vice Principal.

I believe that quality education is a gift that every child deserves. I know every child here at Blattman Elementary will receive this beautiful gift because of the great staff and our passion in creating successful educational experiences. I am looking forward to a great rest of the year and eager to assist the Blattman community.