Howdy Black Bear Family,

My name is Raymond Macias and I am the proud Principal of Patricia J. Blattman Elementary. I am a proud product of Northside ISD schools. I attended Brauchle Elementary, Stevenson Middle School, and O'Connor High School.  My experiences in Northside schools have given me the skill set needed to lead such an exceptional campus. 

At Blattman our teaching and learning community embraces the belief that all students have the potential to reach great heights academically, socially and emotionally. Our faculty and staff are committed to differentiating instruction to meet the diverse needs of all learners. The Blattman experience is truly unique as the Blattman community is knit into the fabric of our campus. As a parent myself, my belief is that each day our campus should provide our students with the same level of service we expect for our own children. If you need assistance from campus administration, after speaking to our teaching staff, please call the office to schedule an appointment, or send me an email at


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 am eager to assist the Blattman community.