Board in Action
Trustee Gerald Lopez spoke to 700 teachers from 8 schools at the annual Block Walk Pep Rally at Holmes HS. He wished them good luck in the new school year and thanked them for all they do to support students.
Board President Carol Harle, Vice President Karen Freeman, and Trustee Gerald Lopez joined Dr. Woods at the 2019 Summer Graduation Ceremony held at Paul Taylor Field House on August 15. They presented diplomas to the newest NISD graduates.
NISD Trustee Gerald Lopez has earned the designation of Master Trustee upon completion of Leadership TASB, a program sponsored by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB). He joins the ranks of more than 900 school board members across the state who are Leadership TASB alumni.
Board President M'Lissa Chumbley hands a diploma and congratulates her mentee Chloe Delgado on her graduation from Business Careers High School. Chumbley has been a mentor to Delgado for the past four years, stating "we will see amazing things from this young woman. I have been so fortunate to have served as her mentor these last four years. Let's wish her good luck next year at TLU."
Robert (Bobby) Blount, Jr., Trustee from District 4, is sworn in by Judge Toni Arteaga at the May 28, 2019 Board meeting. Blount was first elected in 1999.
M'Lissa M. Chumbley, Trustee from District 3, is sworn in by Judge Toni Arteaga at the May 28, 2019 Board meeting. Chumbley was first elected in 1995.
Gerald B. Lopez, Trustee from District 2, is sworn in by Judge Toni Arteaga at the May 28, 2019 Board meeting. Lopez was first elected in 2015.
Joseph Medina, Trustee from District 1, is sworn in by Judge Toni Arteaga at the May 28, 2019 Board meeting. Medina was first elected in 2015.
Board Vice President Carol Harle participated in the 100th anniversary celebration of Children’s Book Week by reading to children at Hatchett Elementary School. Dr. Harle read to four classrooms including Kindergarten, third, fourth and fifth grade.
Eighth graders at Rudder MS show Trustee Karen Freeman a Google Hangout with students at Rawlinson MS during a campus event celebrating the school's TEA Technology Lending Grant. The grant funded Chromebooks for all students.
Retired Superintendent Dr. John Folks (and now school namesake) joined Board President M'Lissa Chumbley, Trustee Karen Freeman, and Board Secretary Gerald Lopez at the annual PTA Founders Day celebration held at Stevens HS.
Trustee Katie Reed (pictured front row far right) was part of the San Antonio Chamber delegation for the annual SA to DC trip. The group advocated for the needs of San Antonio to legislators in Washington, DC.
Could they "bee" any cuter?! The Ellison ES Bees invited Board Vice President Carol Harle to their hive to see what they've been learning. In addition to sharing their work, students shared hugs with Dr. Harle.
Trustee Bobby Blount visited Carson ES and read the book "Welcome to Kindergarten" to future students.
Board President M'Lissa Chumbley hard at work during swine judging at the 46th annual Walter Gerlach Livestock Show. She has long been involved in FFA and 4H programs in Northside, including the O'Connor HS FFA Boosters and Gerlach Show.
At the Jan. 22 Board Meeting, Trustee Bobby Blount was presented an award on behalf of the Texas Caucus of Black School Board Members recognizing his 10 plus years of service as an officer to the organization.
Trustee Katie Reed attended a winter-themed Academic Night at Glenoaks ES. She spoke to families and teachers and visited classrooms to see the engaging learning opportunities for students. Reed is pictured with Vice Principal Jennifer Hammond and Administrative Intern Richard Martinez.
Both current and former NISD Board members and superintendents were treated to a lunch as part of the District’s Board Appreciation Month activities. These men and women have shaped the foundation of the District and continue to work for the benefit of all NISD students.
Pictured are (from l-r, front row) Ed Rawlinson, Annie Holmes, Dr. Brian Woods, Nancy Collins, and Katie Reed; and (back row) Bobby Blount, Karen Freeman, Carl Raba, Lynn Britton, Terry Zablocki, Raul Fernandez, Gerald Lopez, and Dr. John Folks.
Board Secretary Gerald Lopez spoke at a parent cafecito at Carlos Coon ES about helping students with the transition from elementary school to middle school. He is pictured with Jordan MS Principal Anabel Romero and Carlos Coon ES Principal Mark Garcia.
Gerald Lopez, NISD Board Secretary, joined 33 other school board members from across Texas on Nov. 15-17 in Amarillo for the second session of the Leadership TASB class of 2019. Selected by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB), the group is participating in a yearlong education leadership study program. Participants, who complete all required elements of the study, will graduate next year by earning Master Trustee status. This is the highest designation recognized by TASB
Board Vice President Carol Harle and Trustee Joseph Medina joined Superintendent Dr. Woods at the kickoff event for the 11th season of NISD high school bowling.
Northside Trustees joined Dr. Woods in Austin as he was named the Texas Superintendent of the Year at the annual TASA/TASB Convention. The full story is on the NISD News website.
Board Vice President Dr. Carol Harle and Trustee Katie Reed joined Superintendent Brian Woods at the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce 'Tribute to Joe Straus' luncheon honoring the outgoing Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives.
On Oct. 12, all NISD students and staff will be invited to sign a Declaration of Respect as part of the District’s anti-bullying initiatives. Counselors have been equipped with training, materials, and lessons for classroom presentations that teach necessary skills to students to promote a safe, respectful, and healthy school climate.
Members of the Board of Trustees signed their own Declaration of Respect, as a show of support for the program spearheaded by the NISD Guidance & Counseling Department led by Dr. Kimberly Ridgley. Dr. Woods signed on behalf of staff.
Pictured are (from l-r) Dr. Brian Woods, Superintendent; Gerald Lopez, Board Secretary; Katie Reed, Trustee; M’Lissa Chumbley, Board President; Bobby Blount, Trustee; Dr. Carol Harle, Board Vice President; Karen Freeman, Trustee; and Joseph Medina, Trustee.
Board Vice President Carol Harle made her entrance at the annual Convocations by riding a hover board on stage at the Sports Gym with the help of students from the John Jay Science and Engineering Academy.