North Side Principal: Antonio Martinez
North Side is proud to have Antonio Martinez continue to lead North Side. Mr. Martinez has been in education for over 30 years with the majority of those years serving in an administrative role. Mr. Martinez is a native of Fort Worth and earned his Bachelor’s degree from TCU and Master’s Degree from Texas Woman’s University.
Mr. Martinez not only believes that every child can learn, he believes in encouraging North Side students to continue their education after high school. Keeping busy is not hard for Mr. Martinez, if he is not at school he is enjoying playing golf, attending football games, staying fit and spending time with his kids.
North Side Assistant Principals
Gloria Menchaca is a North Side graduate for the class of 1990. She received her Bachelor of Science in 1996 from Texas Woman's University in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She received her Master of Science in Deaf Education in August 1998 also from Texas Woman's University. And she received a Principal Certification in 2013 from The University of Texas at Arlington.Ms. Menchaca was a Teacher for the Deaf for 10 years. She also taught 8th grade English for 4 years, served as an AVID elective teacher/Campus Coordinator, and was Dean of Students for a year.I am in my 4th year as an administrator, and loving every minute. I believe we are lifetime learners, and every moment is a teachable moment we are given opportunity to grow our mind, heart, and spirit.
Paula Pederson is the newest addition to the North Side’s administrative team. After several years as the Girls’ Athletic Coordinator at North Side she has made the move into the role of assistant principal. She feels that each day on campus as an administrator is better than the day before because North Side has great students, great parents, and an amazing faculty.
Prior to arriving at NSHS she coached and taught at J.P. Elder middle school. Her entire educational career has been in the North Side pyramid, which she says, has been a blessing. She received her bachelor’s degree from Texas Christian University and her master’s degree in educational leadership from Lamar University. She is also a registered athletic administrator. If she is not at school, she enjoys traveling and spending time with friends and family.
Melissa Rincon started her education career at North Side High School as an English teacher in 2007. After teaching for five years, she became the Dean at Diamond Hill Jarvis High School and then an assistant principal at Polytechnic High School.
She received her bachelor's degree from the University of Texas at Arlinton and her Masters from Tarleton State University. Now in her 7th year as an administrator, Mrs. Rincon believes in serving students and helping them reach their hopes and dreams. When not in school, Mrs. Rincon enjoys cooking, gardening, reading, watching sports and spending time with her husband and kids.
David Trimble, Ph.D. is in his 7th year at North Side High School. This is Dr. Trimble's 25th year in education. He began his career as an English teacher and coach. Dr. Trimble was born in Fort Worth and attended FWISD schools. Dr. Trimble received his Bachelors, Masters, and Doctorate degrees from the University of Texas at Arlington.
When not in school, Dr. Trimble enjoys spending time with his family. He loves to hunt, cook, and snow ski. Dr. Trimble has been married for 23 years and is blessed with two children.