Phone: 210.444.8350


Degrees and Certifications:

Secondary Social Studies Composite (Grades 6-12)

Texas Principal's Certification (EC-12)

Mrs. Teresa A. Silva

Welcome to Alonso S. Perales Elementary! Home of the Roadrunners! My name is Teresa Silva and I am proud to be the principal of this great school! This is my 21st year in service to the community of Edgewood ISD. My path toward becoming an educator began in 1998 when I graduated from St. Mary's University earning a Bachelor's Degree in History. Go Rattlers! That same year I became a Social Studies teacher at Brentwood Middle School teaching my favorite subject -Texas History! I met outstanding colleagues and mentors. They believed in me and encouraged me to pursue leadership opportunities including Social Studies Literacy Teacher and Instructional Facilitator. Those experiences inspired me to return to school at the University of Texas at San Antonio where I attained my Master's Degree in Educational Leadership in 2011. Go Roadrunners! I served as Assistant Principal at Las Palmas Elementary from 2012-2016.

As educators, we are often challenged with the question, why we do what we do. The answer is quite simple. It's the people. I believe in my staff, I believe in my students, and I believe in my parents. Our kids deserve it. My core beliefs include safety, shared leadership, and personal accountability. Together we can build a culture of excellence.

In service,

Teresa Silva


Innovation Administrator


Dr. Courtney Gavin

Welcome to Alonso S. Perales Elementary! Home of the Roadrunners! Dr. Courtney Gavin is beginning her third year in Edgewood ISD as an Innovation Administrator at Perales Middle School. She joins the Roadrunner Team after serving as an Assistant Principal at Brentwood Middle School. Dr. Gavin brings with her a diverse set of educational experiences from several parts of the country. She began her career as a high school English teacher working with special populations, and after eight years in the classroom, she transitioned to the role of Professional Development Specialist for Language Arts in a large urban district in Northern Virginia. In 2016, Dr. Gavin, a military spouse, relocated with her husband and daughter to San Antonio. Here she has supported teachers and students in district and campus leadership roles.


Mrs. Audrey Gonzales

Phone: 210.444.8354


Patricia Silva

Phone: 210.444.8355