Curtis George, Principal

I am starting my 15th year in education, my 9th at Spring Forest MS and first as Principal.  I began my career at Sam Houston MSTC in HISD, teaching British and AP Literature and serving as an Instructional Coordinator for a total of 6 years.  I joined Spring Forest as an Instructional Coach and have been an Assistant Principal for the past 4 years.  I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California where I earned my BA in English Literature from California State University Northridge.  I later earned a M. Ed. in Instructional Leadership from University of North Texas.  My wife and I have two Children, ages 6 and 4 and both attend Spring Branch Schools.  I am proud to serve the students, staff, and community of Spring Forest Middle School and I hope to make the best of a most unprecedented year.

Deana Ratnala, 8th Grade Assistant Principal

Hello, Bobcats!

I am so excited to be joining you as the 8th grade assistant principal!  I am currently in my 20th year in education and have worked at both the elementary and middle school levels.  I have always loved learning and continue to do so every day.  I received my bachelor's degree from Texas State University (still hard to say, as it will always be Southwest Texas to me), and my master's in educational leadership from St. Thomas University. 

I believe that it is our responsibility as educators to teach our children to become independent thinkers, empowering them to seek and interconnect knowledge and experiences, to ultimately help them become lifelong learners and honorable community members.  We are also role models for our students, and as such, I strongly believe that we should lead them by example in treating others with dignity and respect.

I was born in Michigan and moved to Texas when I was five.  I grew up in San Antonio (Go Spurs, Go!), and I still go there often to spend time with my parents and brother.  I moved to Houston in 2009, when I was blessed to meet my amazing husband.  We have an adorable Japanese Chin rescue dog named Penny, who melts our hearts every day.  We are both sports fans, and always look forward to football season to root for the Texans and the Longhorns.  We both love to learn, so our favorite vacation spots usually include museum visits in places like Washington D.C., or revolve around exploring the world's natural beauty, preferably in the mountains where it is cooler.  Banff National Park is one of our favorite places to visit!!!  In my free time, I enjoy reading, exercising, volunteering at the Wildlife Rescue Center (especially with the squirrels), dining out, watching movies and spending time with friends.      

I am excited to see everyone and begin this new year.  Here's to a great new school year!

Brittany Carr, 7th Grade Assistant Principal


Brittany Carr is beginning her second year as the 7th grade assistant principal at Spring Forest Middle School. You might recognize her, though.  She supported our campus as the Transformational Learning Specialist. We are so excited that she will continue to support our campus.

Go Bobcats!

Kristie Avalos, 6th Grade Assistant Principal

My name is Kristie Avalos and I am excited to join the SFMS Bobcat Family! This is my 21st year in education and in SBISD. I have worked in both elementary and middle school settings before coming to SFMS. I received my Bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston (Go Coogs!) and my Master’s Degree from the University of Houston Clear Lake.

I was born and raised in Houston. I am married and have 3 children which all attend SBISD schools. I like to love to cook, camp, hike, go to the beach and be with my family. Our favorite season is summer,  we love to play cards/board games, and like to watch old movies.   

I love Spring Forest for the diversity it offers and I am so excited to work with the students and staff!

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions throughout the school year.

Email: kristie.avalos@springbranchisd.com

Phone: 713-251-4600

Go Bobcats!