Alumni Success: Integrated Schooling Experience at NISD

James “Rad” Weaver is a proud product of Northside ISD, both attending school and having his parents work in the District. In 2014, Weaver was recognized by the Northside Education Foundation as the NISD Pillar of Respect. 


Weaver attended Helotes Elementary School, Stevenson Middle School, and Jay and Clark high schools. His mother was a life-long teacher at Neff Middle School and Clark High School, while his dad was a coach at Marshall High School.

A football and baseball player with a promising career, he credits two men for making an enormous impact on his life: his high school football coach Danny Padron and businessman Red McCombs. He attended the University of Texas at Austin on a baseball scholarship, and graduated from the McCombs School of Business. Weaver also credits his diverse educational experience at Marshall High School to his great success. He washed cars and worked odd jobs for McCombs while in high school and college, and is now the CEO of McCombs Partners, the investment management division of McCombs Enterprises. 

Read more about Rad's integrated schooling experience at NISD here. 


Northside's curriculum is based on six 'Pillar of Character' traits developed by the Josephson Institute of Ethics. The Pillar traits are: Caring, Citizenship, Fairness, Responsibility, Respect, and Trustworthiness.

Click here to see past NISD Pillars, as well as nominate Pillars for the 2018-19 school year. Stay tuned for more information about the 2017 NISD Pillars of Character. 

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