Principal's Office

My name is Joseph Silveira and I have had the good fortune to call Northmead Elementary home for nearly 15 years now; serving as a 3rd and 4th grade teacher before moving into the role of principal.   Before that I had taught at Reyn Franca School as a special education teacher while going through the credential program at CSU Stanislaus.  I have earned my Bachelors of Arts in Liberal Studies, my Teaching and Administrative Credentials, and my Masters of Arts in Education all at CSU Stanislaus. 

Northmead Elementary is home to 650 students and serves  TK through 5th grade students.  The school is staffed with 25 classroom teachers, 2 special day class teachers, and 1 special education resource teacher.  In addition to them, our school has some of the best classified staff around and also has part-time staff (such as speech, music, etc.) to further enhance our student’s experience and supports at school. 

Northmead Elementary is a proud member of the No Excuses University Network of schools whose goal is the success of all students through the constant improvement of six exceptional systems.  Northmead Elementary’s motto is “Where Character Counts and College is for Certain.”  Northmead Elementary has placed a conscious effort to make this motto the cornerstone of how our school functions.  At Northmead we believe that “Character Counts”, and by teaching character we can create an environment across the campus that helps students learn.  We also believe in “College for Certain” mentality, but this does not mean that we expect every one of our students to someday pick a career that requires a college degree; it means we expect every student will be prepared to go to college if they choose to go.  Improving our academic practices and focusing students on this goal have become part of the fabric that makes Northmead Elementary such a special school. 

Northmead Elementary is a community that promotes growth in our students and a family atmosphere around campus.  The staff and I strive to ensure that every student thinks about their future before leaving our campus and that they all have the foundation to achieve whatever dream they wish.  Should you need to contact me please call the office at (209) 892-4740 or email me at

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