Stephanie Spencer

Spring Branch Middle School Principal


B.S. Interdisciplinary Studies (1996) Texas A&M University

M.S. Educational Administration (2000) Texas A&M University

Rice University REEP Fellowship (2014) Rice University

Mrs. Maya Franchi

6th Grade Assistant Principal


Picture of Maya Franchi

My name is Maya Franchi and I have been in education since 2005. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and a Master’s Degree in School Counseling. My entire educational career has been at Spring Branch ISD. I taught middle school for 10 years, and then went to the Multilingual Department for the past 4 years. I have been an Assistant Principal since 2019 and am so excited to have started this journey here, at Spring Branch Middle. I have two children, one is a graduate from Memorial High School and currently attends Texas State University and I have a daughter starting Pre K at Lion Lane. I love to travel, run and dance whenever I can. Here is to a great school year! 


Mr. Steven Barry

7th Grade Assistant Principal


Mr. Barry has 25 years of experience in education as a teacher and assistant principal including a four year stint at SBMS as an 8th grade science teacher.

Mr. Barry holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture Science from Texas A&M University and a Master's degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Saint Thomas.


Mrs. Kristie Avalos 

8th Grade Assistant Principal


 My name is Kristie Avalos and I have been in education since 2001. Most of my career has been spent in the elementary setting teaching 2nd grade and 4th grade. I have also served as an Interventionist K-5th, Special Education Resource teacher K-5th, and ESOL Consultant and as an Assistant Principal. I have been in administration since 2014 and I am very excited to be here at SBMS. I have 3 children who all attend SBISD schools. I love to travel, camp, scrapbook, cook and spend time with my family. GO BEARS!