Administration, Counseling & Support Staff


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 graduated from 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 younger son is in high school, and his eldest son recently graduated from 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.


 Mary Skidmore - Counselor  (email – please include the student ID # when emailing)

Ms. Mary Skidmore serves students in grades 9-12 with last names beginning with letters A-K. 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 13th year as a counselor in NISD.

 Roxanne Collins - Counselor  (email – please include the student ID # when emailing)

Ms. Roxanne Collins is thrilled to be a new counselor at Communications Arts High School.  

She was born and raised in Austin, Texas, where she graduated from McNeil High School. She received a Track and Field scholarship to the University of Central Florida (UCF) in Orlando, Florida, where she earned a bachelor's degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Human Resources Management.  

After working several years in human resources, she decided to shift careers and become an educator. She was a classroom teacher for ten years in Austin, Alabama, and here in Northside.  

She received a master's degree in School Counseling from UTSA and plans to become a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the near future.

Ms. Collins serves students in grades 9-12 with last names beginning with letters L-Z.


Lonnie Montellano - College and Career Center Technician  (email

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Ms. Montellano has over 6 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, a middle school 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! 




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