Meet the principal

  • Cecilia Gonzales is the principal of Northside High School and is a devoted Panther.  Gonzales is a product of HISD’s Austin High School, and she began her career in HISD as an elementary bilingual teacher at Pugh Elementary School. During her 27-year tenure with the district, she has served as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal. Under her leadership at her previous campus, Lyons Elementary, the school received two National Blue Ribbon awards and was named 2017 HISD Principal of the Year. Gonzales is proud to support academic rigor, our exceptional media and culinary arts magnet program and our strong athletic, CTE and fine arts programs. She particularly enjoys personalizing learning for our students and promoting collaboration with organizations in the community to prepare our students for college and career.