Board in Action
Trustee Bobby Blount, Trustee Katie Reed, Vice President Carol Harle, and President M'Lissa Chumbley served as facilitators at the Servant Leader Summit at the Sports Gym in July 2018. The day was meant to encourage high school student athletes to be leaders "on purpose, for a purpose." The annual leadership event is part of the Athletics Department's mission to help students go Beyond the Game and be influencers on their campuses and in the community.
Since 1991, the NISD Board of Trustees signs a Code of Ethics annually, reaffirming their commitment to adhere to educational and ethical standards.
According to Superintendent Brian Woods, NISD is probably one of very few Districts where the Board and Superintendent (on behalf of the staff) sign a code of ethics.
"Northside ISD has an outstanding reputation, and a huge reason for that is because we hold ethics in high regard," Board President M’Lissa Chumbley said. "We sign the Code of Ethics annually to remind each of us to always put the needs of our students first."
Trustee Bobby Blount gives advice to a Powell ES team at the 22nd annual Solar Car Races. He wanted them to improve their car before the next race. Blount is the long-time organizer of the event, which this year featured more than 370 teams.
Board Vice President Carol Harle and Trustees Karen Freeman and Katie Reed competed in the Adult Solar Car Races at Gus Stadium on May 12. The team designed their own solar car, just as the student competitors do, and competed against teachers and event sponsors.
Trustee Katie Reed and Board President M'Lissa Chumbley are pictured at the Locke Hill ES 150th anniversary celebration with Dr. Woods and former Locke Hill ES student Ernie DeWinne.
Board Secretary Gerald Lopez spoke on behalf of all NISD Trustees at the 25th anniversary celebration for McDermott ES on Feb. 7, 2018. He is pictured with student emcee, and Student Council President, Humberto Sanchez.
NISD Board members stay active in the community as a way to advocate for public education and Northside ISD. Pictured (center right) are Board member Katie Reed and Board Vice President Dr. Carol Harle participating in a Northside Chamber of Commerce Education and Work Force committee meeting.
Trustee Karen Freeman was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Helotes Area Chamber at their annual Awards Dinner recently. NISD was well-represented at the event with the AF JROTC from O’Connor HS performing the Missing Man Table Ceremony, and Emma Baggs from Jordan MS singing the National Anthem.
Board President M'Lissa Chumbley, Vice President Carol Harle, and Board Secretary Gerald Lopez attended a Texas-sized pep rally as part of Harlan High School dedication festivities. They are pictured with the school's Hawk mascots.
Board President M'Lissa Chumbley is a longtime mentor at Business Careers High School and a member of their Mentor Hall of Fame. She is pictured with her mentor students Georgina DeAnda and Chloe Castillo.
Board Vice President Carol Harle is serving as a mentor at Business Careers High School. She is pictured having lunch with her mentor student Marina Amaya.
Trustee Bobby Blount visited Ott Elementary School for the school's first PTA meeting and Parent Orientation of the school year.
The Team of Eight – the seven elected Trustees and Superintendent Dr. Woods – handed out over 6,700 diplomas to graduates at 12 ceremonies in June 2017.
Board Vice President Dr. Carol Harle was one of several guest judges at tiny home judging day at Construction Careers Academy. Students built five tiny homes on trailers and a panel of judges selected Best Overall and several other design categories. She is pictured with CCA Principal Phillip Edge. The homes were eventually sold.
Trustee Bobby Blount gives instruction to the adult competitors of the 21st Solar Car Races at Gus Stadium. In addition to the 325 student teams, teachers and business partners compete for bragging rights in their own races.
Board President Katie Reed, Vice President M’Lissa Chumbley, Secretary Dr. Carol Harle, and Trustees Medina and Freeman joined Superintendent Dr. Woods and Deputy Superintendent Dr. Jordan at Mid-Year Graduation at the Northside Sports Gym. The ceremony was the first graduation ceremony in 2017.
Board Secretary Carol Harle visited Glenn Elementary School recently as part of the school’s “Reading with a Star” event. Dr. Harle read the book, “Wonder,” about a fifth grader born with a face deformity. She reported that all the fourth and fifth grade students that she read to were magnificent listeners and now all want to read the book for themselves.
Trustee Bobby Blount visited Bernal MS during School Board Recognition Month. He attended a meeting with teachers, counselors, and administrators from elementary feeder schools discussing fifth grade transition to middle school and course cards.
In honor of School Board Recognition Month, the Northside Council of PTAs honored NISD’s elected trustees at the Jan. 24 Board Meeting. The group was led by Council President Michelle Montemayor (pictured center in glasses). The annual PTA Founders Day is scheduled Feb. 2 at O’Connor HS.
The Northside School Museum Association, led by President DuWayne Headrick (pictured far right, back row in brown shirt) also recognized the NISD Board of Trustees in honor of School Board Recognition Month by presenting student artwork.
Representatives from the Northside Education Foundation attended the Jan. 24 Board Meeting to recognize NISD Trustees for their service during School Board Recognition Month. NEF Secretary Scott Parker (back row, center in blue tie) and Partnerships Director Cassandra Miranda (far right, front row) honored NISD’s “superhero” Trustees with gift baskets.
Both current and former NISD Board members were treated to a lunch as part of the District's Board Appreciation Month activities. We are #NISDStrong because of these leaders who helped shape the foundation of the District and continue to work for the benefit of all NISD students.
Board President Katie Reed attended the kick-off event for the University Health System Go!Kids Challenge at Passmore Elementary School. Go!Kids Challenge, sponsored by San Antonio Sports, is a city-wide program that encourages students to pledge to exercise five days a week, make water their #1 drink of choice, and eat their fruits and veggies. All Go!Kids who complete the program will receive a free ticket to Go!Kids Challenge Day at SeaWorld San Antonio. Pictured (from l-r) are Katie Reed, NISD Board President, Dr. Veronica Arteaga, Principal of Passmore ES; Ruth Riley, General Manager of the WNBA Stars; and Dr. Brian Woods, Superintendent.
As part of Board Appreciation Month, Karen Freeman was invited to Steubing Elementary School to spend some time in the library with a third grade class, have lunch with the administrative team and librarian, and to tour the library. The school presented her a small gift and thanked her for all of her support. Pictured is Freeman with Vice Principal Virginia Parker.
M’Lissa Chumbley, Board Vice President, visited Elrod Elementary as a Mystery Reader in Amanda DeMarco’s kindergarten class.