Administration, Counseling & Support Staff

ADMINISTRATION

Lisa Baker - Principal (email)

Lisa Baker is honored to be the principal of Communications Arts High School!

She has earned a bachelor's degree in Business-Accounting, a master's degree in Educational Leadership, and has almost completed a doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Her work experience includes positions as an accountant at a Fortune 500 company, a Special Education teacher, a department and campus coordinator, and an assistant principal at O'Connor H.S., and a vice principal at Alternative H.S.

Mrs. Baker's children are all Northside products. Her two oldest children graduated from O.H.S. and her youngest is a senior at Taft H.S.

She is thrilled and humbled to serve the school community at C.A.H.S. The school has traditions rich in prestige and excellence. Through a growth mindset and grit, the school's successes will soar to new peaks!

Dr. Brian Lawrence - Vice Principal (email)

Brian Lawrence is elated to be the vice principal of Communications Arts High School.

He graduated from Taft before CAHS was formed, and two of his high school teachers were on the original administrative team that opened Communications Arts. Consequently, he feels a close connection to the school and community.

He has earned a bachelor's degree in English, master's degrees in English and Educational Leadership, and a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction in the Language and Literacy program at The University of Texas at Austin.

He has been a teacher at Taft and Marshall, an assistant principal at O'Connor, the academic dean at Clark, and an assistant professor at Western Carolina University.

His two sons are both in high school, and one is a senior at CAHS.

He feels like he is truly "home" at CAHS, and he hopes to be a part of the family here for a long time.

Brittany Mceachirn-Glenn - Program Coordinator (email)

Brittany McEachirn-Glenn takes pride in being one of the newest administrators at Communications Arts High School!

She has earned a bachelor’s degree in Education and Human Performance, Secondary Education (English) while attending Winston Salem State University, a HBCU in the state of North Carolina. She has completed her master’s degree in Education/Administration and Supervision from Phoenix University. Her next goal and plans are to pursue and obtain a doctorate in Educational Leadership.  

As a first year educator, she was awarded and selected as the “Teacher of the Year” for Stinson Middle School and also later awarded and selected as the NISD recipient for “Teacher of the Year.” Her work experience includes five years as an educator, advisor, and department and campus coordinator. She taught 6th, 7th, and 8th grade levels in the Gifted/Talented & Advanced Academics-English and Language Arts.

Mrs. Glenn has a newborn and a kindergartener, both are future graduates from a school in NISD!   

Her greatest ambition is to arm every student with the necessary tools, support, and encouragement they need to develop into a productive and successful member at Communications Arts High School and community (at large).  Empowerment, inspiration, and an individual voice is her commitment to each student.


COUNSELING

 Nicolas Garcia - Counselor (for students with last names M-Z)  (email – please include the student ID # when emailing)

Mr. Nick Garcia serves students in grades 9-12 with the last names M-Z. Mr. Garcia earned a BA in Communications from Angelo State University and an MA in Communication Arts from the University of the Incarnate Word. He is currently earning a doctorate degree in Educational Leadership through the University of Texas at San Antonio. Mr. Garcia has been in education for 9 years and is a certified Speech Teacher and School Counselor. He looks forward to serving the students of Communications Arts High School.

 

 Mary Skidmore - Counselor (for students with last names A-L)  (email – please include the student ID # when emailing)

Ms. Mary Skidmore serves students in grades 9-12 with the last names A-L. Ms. Skidmore earned a BA in History and an MA in Counseling at the University of Texas at San Antonio. This is Ms. Skidmore’s eleventh year as a counselor in NISD.

 

Lonnie Montellano - College and Career Center Technician  (email

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Ms. Montellano has over 5 years experience in college readiness and financial aid. Her background is in accounting and she has also been a financial advisor for 8 years.

Her daughter, an elementary student with NISD, is her best friend. They spend their time together shopping, traveling and loving the outdoors. Ms. Montellano is thrilled to be at Communications Arts and looks forward to working with you in your pursuit of higher education! 

 

SUPPORT STAFF

 

Donna Roberts –  Principal's Secretary, Bookkeeper  (email)

 

Marvina "Denise" Day  – Attendance Secretary (email)

When emailing the Attendance Secretary, please include the student's full name, ID number, and preferred form of parent contact (phone number or return email).

The following items can be emailed to the Attendance Secretary:

  • doctor's notes
  • parent excuse notes
  • information about other people picking up a student
  • permission for a student to sign themselves out