A Message from Robye Snyder, HCE Principal

robalyn.snyder@springbranchisd.com

I am honored to be the principal at Hunters Creek.  I started my education career in Spring Branch ISD as a first grade student.  I attended grades 1-12 in Spring Branch and graduated from Memorial High School. My rich experiences in Spring Branch influenced my decision to become a teacher and a lifelong learner.   
 
Following graduation from Texas A & M, I began teaching 3rd grade in Bryan ISD, moved to Katy ISD to teach first grade and, after being away for 12 years, returned to SBISD in 1987 as a reading specialist. Since returning to SBISD I have served in a variety of roles including classroom teacher (Kindergarten, 1st grade and 3rd grade), reading specialist, Reading Recovery teacher, assistant principal and principal at Ridgecrest, Cedar Brook and Meadow Wood Elementary schools.  I moved to Hunters Creek Elementary to begin the 2013-2014 school year after being Principal at Meadow Wood Elementary for 7 years.
 
I am an avid Aggie, holding a Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Texas A & M.  I’ve attended and received further certifications from University of Houston, Houston Baptist University, St. Thomas University and graduated from Rice University's Educational Entrepreneurship Program in the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business in 2014. 
 
I am most passionate about providing students and teachers challenging opportunities for learning and growth, academically and socially. My primary goals are to build strong relationships with the students, teachers, parents and community of Hunters Creek and to maintain the strong tradition of excellence.  
 
Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my family and traveling. I am learning to fly fish and absolutely love standing in a cold mountain river with beautiful trout swimming around my feet.  Whenever possible I head to the mountains for cool weather and outdoor fun.