Northwood Hills Elementary

Northwood Hills Elementary

About Northwoods Hills Elementary

  • Welcome, and thank you for visiting the NHE website!

    Hello, I am Ishii Tavarez, principal at Northwood Hills. I am beyond excited to lead such a dedicated staff here at NHE! We aim to grow our wonderful students daily and give them experiences and 21st century learning tools that will enable them to be successful in the future. We have a giving and supportive community that we are proud to call home!

    Prior to beginning my principalship at NHE, I served students in RISD as an assistant principal, instructional specialist, and teacher.

    I graduated on the President’s List from Texas Tech University with a B.S. in Human Development with a concentration on Early Childhood Development. I earned my M.E. in Educational Administration from Lamar University.

    When not at NHE, I love spending time with my friends and family. I love to travel and experience new things.

    If you have any questions about NHE, or if you are interested in learning more, please feel free to contact me. I welcome all opportunities to show my NHE Falcon pride!


    Ishii Tavarez


    Northwood Hills Elementary


    NHE Programs


    National Junior Beta Club

    Peer Mediation

    Think Tank – Science/Math Lab (Enrichment studies)

    National Junior Beta Club

    REACH and QUEST (9% of NHE Student Body in RISD gifted programs)

    AVID College Readiness Program for 4th,5th, and 6th grades

    Courtesy Patrol

    K-FLY Morning Announcements

    (Student Produced)

    Falcon Fliers (Grades 3 -6)

    Band / Orchestra

    Stemscopes 2.0 - RISD Science Curriculum

    Science Night

    Spelling Bee

    Full time fine arts program

    Accelerated Reading program

    Science Fair

    Freddie's Farm

    Active PTA

    Community Mentors/Volunteers

    Adventure Camp

    (5th Grade Science Camp)

    Cultural Arts/Reflections Program

    Invention Convention

    Enterprise City (6th Grade Economics study)

    Counselor (Student and Parents consultations)

    iPads in each classroom

    Instructional Specialists

    Invention Convention



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Campus Mission

  • The mission of Northwood Hills is that we will create a positive environment that encourages kindness, independence and curiousity to inspire life-long learners within a diverse community in an ever changing world.