My name is April Mata, the proud Principal of the BEST elementary school in NISD, Villarreal Elementary! I was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas and LOVE our city--wouldn't go anywhere else.

Northside ISD is truly a GREAT district! As a NISD graduate--GO TAFT RAIDERS (YEA), I was able to experience a top notch education first hand. I then went on and received my undergraduate degree from University of the Incarnate Word and graduate degree from University of Texas at San Antonio. My ultimate goal is to obtain my Doctorate in Educational Leadership.

I will begin my ninth year in education. My career started in Judson ISD where I taught for 2 years, I then came over to NISD and taught at Powell Elementary for 4 years.  I also had an opportunity to be an Administrative Intern over at Galm Elementary for one year. I joined the Villarreal family in May of 2009 and am looking forward to beginning another EXEMPLARY year full of great experiences.

My husband and I have a 4 year old son, named Mateo. Well, okay, he is a beautiful German Shepherd. He is our pride and joy, who keeps us very busy. I do think he is actually GT ("Gifted and Talented).  :)

We are going to have an exciting and awesome year filled with endless possiblities, where every dream can become reality! Each and every day, we have the opportunity to make a difference in your children's education (child) and we take great pride in doing that. I look forward to getting to know every child and parent on our campus. We are going to have a FABULOUS and SUCCESSFUL school year. Together, hand in hand, we can make a difference in the lives of our students.

If you ever have any questions, please feel free to contact me @ 397-5800 or come by and visit. My door is always open.


April Mata, Principal

"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." Walt Disney

Remember together we START strong, STAY strong, and FINISH strong!!