TEACH for Houston Logo
LoginSign Up

Spring Branch Independent School District

Hear from Natasha Patel about the five core values at Spring Branch ISD that foster student and teacher growth and development.

Visit Website

Meet Natasha Patel

Teacher Ambassador

Quote Bubble Icon

Spring Branch ISD is such a wonderful district to work for. This district believes in  five core values: Every Child, Collaborative Spirit, Collective Greatness, Limitless Curiosity and Moral Compass. These core values foster student and teacher growth and development.   


  • 4-5th Grade Math, Science, Language Arts and Social Studies Teacher


  • University of La Verne


  • 2016 Campus Teacher of the Year
  • Assistant Principal
  • Team Leader
  • Opportunity Culture Team Member
  • Redesign Cohort 1 Core Team Member

Teacher Certification Program

    Why I Teach

    Every job I’ve had in high school and throughout college has been working with students. I love the interaction I have with kids; the curiosity in their eyes energies me each day. As a teacher I can honestly say that each student has impacted me and pushed me to become a better person and teacher. I have a role in shaping my students’ future and I take that responsibility close to heart.  

    Spring Branch ISD by the numbers

    • 2,291

      Dedicated Teachers

    • 35,022

      Engaged Learners

    • $54,000

      New Teacher Starting Salary

    About Spring Branch ISD

    • About

      Spring Branch Independent School District (SBISD) encompasses about 44 square miles of wooded suburbs and vibrant business and retail districts located west of downtown Houston in Harris County. SBISD educates children from all over the world, and its student body reflects the increasing diversity of Texas and the nation.

      We realize that families have a choice on where their child attends school—and we want Spring Branch families to make SBISD their first choice. Our families have a portfolio of options and programs available to them, ensuring students have the support they need to achieve their potential and their dreams.

      SBISD is comprised of more than 4,600 employees committed to providing quality education to #EveryChild by living our Core Values. 

      Our goal is to empower students to reach their highest potential in college, career and life. We’re committed to ensuring that every child graduates prepared to make a positive impact in their own lives, and in the life of the community. 

      We believe a great school system:

      • Builds on the strengths and gifts of #EveryChild; 
      • Provides students from poverty the same opportunity for success after high school as students from non-poverty homes; 
      • Instills in every child that they can achieve more than they think possible and; 
      • Ensures that every adult in the system is committed to the successful completion of some form of higher education. 

      Every member of our school district community is responsible for inspiring students to find and shape their passions into pathways for future success.  Learn more about our shared journey here.

      Learn more:

      • Our Values 
      • Our Goal 
      • Our Strategic Plan 
      • Measuring Our Success
    • Teaching in Spring Branch ISD

      Inspiring minds. Shaping lives.

      We promise to inspire minds and shape the lives of all learners. That promise starts with outstanding educators. We value something that other districts sometimes take for granted...the ability of educators to do what they love...teach! Ask around, and you'll hear our teachers bragging about it. We trust them to pursue their profession and to be the best at it.

      Our educators aren’t looking for a job—they’re interested in developing their craft and building a career. SBISD is searching for staff who are passionate about what they do and have the desire to share that passion with students, co-workers and campus communities. 

      A few of the many reasons to work in SBISD:

      1. Outstanding staff development  
      2. Robust training, support and mentoring for new hires 
      3. Access to state-of-the-art technology 
      4. Limitless opportunities for advancement and career growth 
      5. Strong community support in a neighborhood school setting 
      6. Metropolitan location in a small town community 
      7. Award-winning professionals 
      8. Competitive salary and perks
    • Salary, Compensation & Benefits

      SBISD offers competitive salaries and compensation. Additional perks like our outstanding childcare and our Xtra Credit Program are some of the many benefits of being an SBISD Employee.

      The success of our educators defines the success of our school district. SBISD offers a wealth of professional development and growth opportunities including:

      • Community-led school redesigns
      • Personalized learning models
      • Professional learning communities
      • Vanguard Fellowship opportunities
      • Flexible staffing models (Opportunity Culture Texas)
      • New Teachers Academy learning opportunities
      • Professional organization memberships
      • Bloomboard and its learning Academy courses
      • SBISD Presenter’s Academy learning opportunities
    • Pathways to Teaching in Spring Branch ISD

      Opportunity Culture Texas (OC-TX) is one pathway for Spring Branch ISD candidates interested in becoming a certified teacher. OC-TX offers tiered-level teaching experiences for paraprofessionals with increased professional development opportunities. OC-TX has pathways for experienced teachers to increase compensation and professional development. 

      Another pathway for candidates interested in becoming a certified teacher is through the district’s partnership with Teach for America (TFA). The candidates receive training through Teach for America and the district provides additional support by partnering with Teaching Excellence to provide professional development and supervision.  

      Spring Branch ISD conducts a New Teacher Academy to provide teachers quality professional development and resources. The district has a strong mentoring program in which new teachers are partnered with experienced SBISD teachers. New teachers work with our Personalized Professional Learning Team to grow and develop in the best instructional practices. Spring Branch ISD also has several partnerships with both in-state and out-of-state universities. 

    • Applying to Spring Branch ISD

      Spring Branch ISD is looking for candidates interested in building on the strengths of every child through personalized learning experiences in a safe, secure and professional environment. Our goal is to ensure that every student graduates with either a technical certification, military training, or a two-year or four-year degree; T-2-4 for every child!

      Visit Join Our Team to see current openings.

    • Job Opportunities

      If you’re interested in working for Spring Branch Independent School District, check out our job postings at the link below or email Betty.Cossey@springbranchisd.com.

    Start Your Journey

    Ready to see what steps you should take to become a teacher? Use our tool to create your personalized roadmap!

    Create Roadmap