Dear Families and Friends of Charles L. Kuentz, Jr. Elementary:

Welcome to the Northside Independent School District’s 64th Elementary School! We are the very proud administrators of Kuentz Elementary! Over the next year, we will have the opportunity to get to know one another and collaborate on all of the important tasks involved in educating your children.  At Kuentz Elementary, we will work together to ensure that our students receive the high standard of education for which Northside ISD is known.

“At Kuentz we are empowering a community of successful learners!”  This is the mission statement that we embody on a daily basis! As the principal of Kuentz Elementary, I am in my twenty-fifth year as a teacher and administrator with the Northside ISD.  I served as the principal of Eduardo Villarreal Elementary for six years prior to opening Kuentz Elementary in 2009.  At Kuentz, we believe that student success includes the development of students’ skills both academically and socially. I enjoy working with parents and community members in developing a school where students thrive and achieve their goals!

Serving at the vice principal of Kuentz is truly an honor for me.  I am thrilled to get to know each student and family.  I served as the vice principal at Carson Elementary for three years prior to joining the Kuentz team in 2015. In addition, I was a classroom teacher, including general education and special education, for 10 years.  Working for the betterment of the community is a priority for me.  I look forward to meeting all our families at our many campus and community events.

Our school is named after Charles L. Kuentz, Jr., a long-time educator and friend of the Northside Independent School District. His passion for teaching and instilling a love of music in students make it easy to see how deserving he is of this honor. We enjoy working with our namesake to include his vision for students in the programs that we offer.

Over the next few months we will have many opportunities to meet one another. Be sure to visit our website from time to time and follow us on Twitter @NISDKuentz for updates on the Kuentz Elementary activities, as well as information on opportunities for student and parent involvement.

We appreciate the warm reception we have received from the Kuentz community. We look forward to serving our students and their families.


Lori Gallegos, Principal

Kasey Crick, Vice Principal