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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

Elementary Teacher of the Year Finalist

Sharon Crump

Wilchester Elementary School

Kindergarten Teacher


Region IV Alternative Certification Program, St. Thomas University, Houston, 2002 

Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas, Bachelor of Science, Computer Science, 1982

Teaching History

Wilchester Elementary, Kindergarten Teacher, 2011-Present

Wilchester Elementary, School Improvement Specialist, 2001-2011

In her own words . . .

“I LOVE teaching kindergarten. Each year, I feel as though I have 24 “presents” that have never been opened and I have no clue as to what might be inside. As the year progresses, I get to discover what is inside each child. Their joy and enthusiasm is contagious, and I get the opportunity to see school through their eyes EACH year.”

In the words of others . . .

“Ms. Ripley’s passion for helping children reach their full potential reaches past school art classes to each student’s social and emotional well-being. She collaborates with other teachers regarding students, promoting consistency and support for the children beyond their regular classroom. Her willingness to ‘go the extra mile’ is respected and appreciated by the students, our school staff and our community.”

Sherrie Folger, Nottingham Elementary Assistant Principal

“While many of us faced adversity during Hurricane Harvey, few of us suffered the devastation of losing a home. Mrs. Crump did. For over a year, she has been giving her all to her students and parents and teammates, and all the while . . . piecing her home back together. While there was heartbreak and obstacles, she never let it interfere with her role of growing children. One afternoon, she joked how this will delay her retirement. ‘You’re stuck with me a little longer,’ she laughed. I smiled and said, ‘Well, there’s the silver lining!”

Susan Bryant, Wilchester Elementary Assistant Principal



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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