North Side Principal:  Antonio Martinez

     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  

    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  

    After several years as the Girls’ Athletic Coordinator at North Side, Paula Pederson  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.

    Mrs. Rincon  

    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. 


    Trey Vanderhule is in his first year as an Assistant Principal at North Side High School. Prior to North Side, Mr. Vanderhule was an Assistant Principal at Marine Creek Collegiate High School and Diamond Hill-Jarvis High School.

    Before becoming an Assistant Principal, Mr. Vanderhule was a teacher at Trimble Tech HS, DeSoto HS, North Side HS, LBJ HS, and Somerville HS.  Mr. Vanderhule taught a multitude of different courses, teaching Social Studies, CTE, PE & Health, and Online Credit Recovery. While a teacher, Mr. Vanderhule was also an athletics coach, coaching football, basketball, girl's & boy's track and field, and girl's & boy's golf.  Mr. Vanderhule received his Masters of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Texas in Arlington.

    In his spare time Mr. Vanderhule enjoys spending time with his wife Shannon and their 2 children, watching and attending sporting events, scuba diving, and traveling.