Welcome to the BEST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL EVER! Vineyard Ranch will be the new home for extraordinary students and a loving dedicated staff. I am extremely honored and blessed to have been chosen the principal of opening this wonderful school in the Fall of 2012!
I have lived in Texas all my life! I grew up in Gonzales, Texas and have made San Antonio my home the past 26 years. My husband, Ralph, and I are blessed with three beautiful children. Kaitlyn is a junior Mass Communications major at Texas State University and busy with her marketing internship with the San Antonio Rodeo. Kurt is a 9th grader at Reagan High School and enjoys playing golf. Karissa is a 7th grader this year at Bush Middle School where she is involved with choir and drama. She enjoys dance too and performs on the HSSD XLR8 team. Ralph is the athletic coordinator at Lopez Middle School. GO PANTHERS!! I can't leave out Kissy, our 6 year old Bichon Frise who loves going for rides in the car, and KoKo, our 2 year old Havanese, who steals socks. Our family attends Community Bible Church and we love spending time together at each others' activities, traveling around Texas, and having fun outdoors.
I have been in the education business for 25 years. I've taught every grade level in elementary school in 4 different school districts in Texas. My administrative experiences have been at Coker Elementary, Canyon Ridge Elementary and Hidden Forest Elementary all in NEISD. Come by and visit us anytime. Vineyard Ranch will be an incredible school! Once you visit, you will want to make "the ranch" your home!
My name is Manuel Contreras, and I am the new Assistant Principal at Vineyard Ranch Elementary. I am excited to have the opportunity to work with such a distinguished group of young learners, their supportive parents, and the dedicated teachers and staff that facilitate the learning process for all students at Vineyard Ranch.
Educational Background: B. A. in Psychology, M. A. in Curriculum and Instruction, M. A. in School Counseling, Educational Leadership
Experience: Camelot Elementary: Teacher, Krueger Middle School: Counselor, Bradley Middle School: Counselor, Larkspur Elementary: Counselor