• Jerri Lynn McNeill Jerri Lynn McNeil

    Principal & Campus Behavior Coordinator


    Jerri Lynn McNeill is the principal of Southside Elementary School, a two-time State and National School of Character. Prior to her principalship at Southside, she has served as Angleton ISD's Gifted and Talented Coordinator, as an assistant principal at Angleton Intermediate School, and as a fourth grade writing teacher at Frontier Elementary. She has been an administrator for 17 years and has 22 years of educational experience at schools ranging from Pre-K through 8th grade. This is Mrs. McNeill's tenth year as principal of Southside Elementary School.

    Mrs. McNeill was born and raised in Illinois where she attended Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. After moving to Texas, she obtained her Master of Science degree in Educational Management from the University of Houston at Clear Lake. She is the first person in her family to have received a college education.

    Mrs. McNeill is married and has one son. Her husband, Paul, is a 6th grade science teacher and her son, Ian, is a senior at Texas State University in San Marcos. Mrs. McNeill's family enjoys camping at Texas state parks and traveling to visit family in Illinois, Indiana, Arizona, Louisiana, and Montana.

  • Assistant Principal Sarah Bernshausen Sarah Bernshausen

    Assistant Principal


    It is with great pleasure and enthusiasm that I get to serve as the assistant principal of Southside Elementary! I have taught for 14 years in elementary education and have held numerous leadership positions as a teacher. I have a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies and a Master of Science in Early Childhood Education both from the University of Houston in Clear Lake. I am native to the area and enjoy spending time outdoors. On the weekends, I spend time with my family and friends. I have a passion for traveling to new places. 

    I am ecstatic to begin my first year on the "A Team" as assistant principal. This will be an unpredictable year, and I am here to answer any questions you may have. Please don't hesitate to contact me. Together, we ensure our kids' success!


  • Barbie Hicks

    Administrative Intern


    Barbie Hicks is the Administrative Intern at Southside Elementary School.  Prior to becoming an intern, she taught Algebra 2 at Angleton High School. She has 9 years educational experience at schools ranging from 2nd grade to college math. 

    Mrs. Hicks was born and raised in Pasadena, Texas, and attended San Jacinto Community College and University of Houston - Clear Lake where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Leadership. She received her teaching certificate through alternative certification and is currently working on her Master's of Education in Administration and Supervision and should graduate in August of 2021. 

    Mrs. Hicks is married and has six children and twelve grandchildren. She and her husband, Rocky, enjoy traveling and exploring the outdoors.
    I am super excited to see what this year brings.