Ms. Van Cleave: Principal

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Welcome to the BEST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL EVER! Vineyard Ranch is the home of extraordinary students and a loving dedicated staff. I am extremely honored and blessed to be the principal of this wonderful school!
I have lived in Texas all my life! I grew up in Gonzales, Texas and have made San Antonio my home the past 27 years. My husband, Ralph, and I are blessed with three beautiful children. Kaitlyn is a graduate of Texas State University with a degree in Mass Communications. Kurt is a junior at Reagan High School and on the varsity golf team. Karissa is a freshman at Reagan High School. She is a Charmer this year and she loves to dance. I can't leave out Kissy, our 8 year old Bichon Frise who loves going for rides in the car, and KoKo, our 4 year old Havanese, who steals socks. Our family attends Community Bible Church and we love spending time together at each other’s activities, traveling around Texas, and having fun outdoors.
I have been in the education business for 27 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 is an incredible school! Once you visit, you will want to make "the ranch" your home!


Mr. Manuel Contreras: Assistant Principal

Coming SoonMy 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

Please let me know if I can be of service to your student in promoting positive academic achievement outcomes in preparation for being lifelong learners. 



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