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Zoe Rojas was honored during the 17th annual Character Without Question awards ceremony at the Feb. 24, 2020 Spring Branch ISD board meeting. She was nominated and selected for the award from the student body for embodying strong character traits such as honesty, kindness, integrity, perseverance, courage, caring, and more.

Each school’s honoree received a framed award, the book “Oh the Places You Will Go,” and congratulations from all SBISD Trustees, to the cheers of family, friends and school leaders gathered in the Northbrook High auditorium.

At the pre-event reception, supported by Wells Fargo and the Spring Branch Education Foundation, the Character Without Question honorees enjoyed refreshments and had photos taken with their families.

Congratulations Zoe!

The Spring Branch Independent School District has selected the following early dismissal days to be used for professional development or parental involvement. Not all schools may follow this schedule, so please contact your child's school directly if you have any questions.

  • October 17-18 Elementary Early Dismissal – Parent/Teacher Conference
  • December 18-20 Secondary Early Dismissal; December 20 Elementary Early Dismissal
  • February 13-14 Elementary Early Dismissal – Parent/Teacher Conference
  • May 26-28 Secondary Early Dismissal: May 28 Elementary Early Dismissal

Click here to review the SBISD Academic Calendar for 2019-20.


We’re highlighting our Teacher of the Year Finalists for their outstanding work. Join us in celebrating these AMAZING educators! #InspiringMinds #EveryChild

Secondary Teacher of the Year Finalist

Lizzy Snelling

Northbrook Middle School
Choral Director

University of Redlands, Redlands, Calif., Master of Music in Vocal Chamber Music, Current Graduate Student (Anticipated Degree 2021)
Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, Masters in the Art of Teaching, 2011
Trinity University, Bachelor of Music, 2010
Texas Teachers Alternative Certification, 2010

Teaching History

Spring Branch Girls Choir Head Director, 2014-Present
Northbrook Middle School, 2016-Present
Spring Oaks Middle School, 2012-2016

In her own words . . .

“My inspiration: Music is something I have been chasing my entire life. I chose a path in life that has not always been easy, but it has always had magic. This is something I aspire to share with my students on a daily basis. I want them to chase musically magic moments in their lives. I want them to always chase after something that moves them, even if it’s not music. I feel honored to be recognized for this magic.”

In the words of others . . .

“The best way to witness Elizabeth’s enthusiasm for her students and for teaching is to visit her in the classroom. Whether she is working with her Special Education class, or with her highest level varsity musicians, Elizabeth works daily to instill the joy of making quality music, and the importance of setting high standards, to the many students of Northbrook Middle School and the Spring Branch Girls Choir.”

Greg Morgan, former Spring Oaks Middle School Choir Director and Aldine High School Choir Director



Families and mentors are a critical part of helping students make connections between what is learned at school and what they experience outside campus walls. We welcome and encourage parents, families, and mentors to partner with us!

The new Empowered & Equipped! site features resources to support conversations and activities at home, and in the community, with monthly lessons aligned to SBISD instruction. These lessons focus on the critical areas of Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)and building awareness of various career pathways as part of the Spring Branch T-2-4 Goal.

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